What is Dystopian Fiction?

As a sub-genre of science fiction, the popular dystopian novel can challenge readers’ views about current social and political climates, offer warnings, and in some instances, inspire action. But how is dystopian fiction determined?

The Watchers

Will they grant her the truth . . . before it’s too late?

George Orwell: The Man Behind 1984 and His Dire Warning to Us

George Orwell’s 1984. It’s the internationally acclaimed dystopian bestseller that some say depicts a prophetic view and a chilling warning to us all. Between the pages of ’84 are the dire consequences for man when propaganda is at its height; for when a government rules with an ironclad fist. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery….

10 Things You Never Knew About Orwell’s 1984

By Anna Mathews George Orwell’s novel 1984 was incredibly popular at the time it was published, and it remains incredibly popular to this day. George Orwell’s novel 1984 was incredibly popular at the time it was published, and it remains incredibly popular to this day. With multiple stars citing the book as one of their favorites –…

The Dystopian Novel that Foresaw the Nightmares of Socialism

By Bryan Caplan Decades before the socialists gained power, Eugene Richter saw the writing on the wall. n the mid-nineteenth century, a new political movement arose: socialism. Germany was its epicenter. The German Karl Marx was its leading thinker, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany its leading organization. The socialists denounced capitalist inequality and…