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.
Just as George Orwell warned, governments don’t have to be the censors for free speech and free expression to be fatally stifled.
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….
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.
Watching this documentary again, although this isn’t the real Orwell – but arguably, a very accurate portrayal courtesy of the BBC – heeding to Orwell’s predications and warnings is more true in every form of the word today than it was when this documentary was recorded. “There will be no loyalty accept loyalty to the party…