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?
Sometimes all you need are a few short sentences to summarise the current situation, or remind you of humanity’s fragility.
Atwood’s admonitions against turning writers into propagandists offer a refreshing perspective on today’s literary culture.
When will you become human again, that is the question.
One key component that confers true happiness is missing.
Banned books, dystopian books and books that help you to survive. This is the original list.
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 –…
This is an easy dystopian or anti-utopian read, even for the fussiest of readers.
1984, the brilliant piece about communism has turned on itself in real life. It is no longer a popular piece of entertainment but a functional handbook.
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…
Sink holes, with toxic steam and smoke rising from the ground, remind the visitor that something is amiss.
(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…