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?

10 Memorable Dystopian Quotes

Sometimes all you need are a few short sentences to summarise the current situation, or remind you of humanity’s fragility.

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 –…

Is a Dystopia Synonymous with Humanity?

Why Dystopian? It’s a question I’m inevitably asked when discussing my books and essays. My short answer is: Do I get a choice? Followed by my long answer: It’s what makes us human. The dystopian genre is a messy reflection of the good, bad and in-betweens of humanity in difficult situations. The dystopian society is an…

The Top 10 Dystopian Songs

(By Aral Bereux) Some of the greatest hits of all time have been created with dystopian themes. Music, books and films — they strike a proverbial chord with audiences. From Prince to Good Charlotte, Imagine Dragons and Bright Eyes, here are but a few music hits to consider. Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire. The lyrics…