When it comes to literature, especially dystopian literature, which is the main focus in this paper, there is a strong relation with censorship. Dystopian narrative, to which the two novels which are the focus of this paper belong, can be seen as the product of the terrors of the 21st century (Moylan xi). Furthermore, Claeys explained the term dystopia, claiming how it portrays an extremely negative or evil fictional state usually dominated by fear (7). Those societies are often under a totalitarian regime, which imposes many rules which are supposed to secure the safety and wellbeing of the citizens, but in fact, it just keeps them uncertain and afraid. Furthermore, censorship in dystopian literature is used by government or powerful groups to control societies easily. Well-informed citizen becomes a dangerous one since information and knowledge are power. Thus, books, media, even speech are censored and regulated. This happens in the two novels which are the main focus of this paper - The Handmaid’s Tale and Fahrenheit 451. In these works, literature is perceived as a threat and the inhabitants of the society under totalitarian regimes are not allowed to read or even possess books.