The Top 12 Dystopian Musts For Dystopian Junkies

This is an easy dystopian or anti-utopian read, even for the fussiest of readers.

A Writer’s Life

Writers, I think, are inherently hyperactive. Hyperactive with a splash of the neurotics. Those who aren’t writers will disagree. We resemble that of a sloth in the mornings, hunting out our first caffeine hit with the grace of a moss-covered creature. We then retreat to our cave, slowly experiencing the ritual metamorphosis until we resemble…

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…

The Parasitic Truth about Politicians

Pandas are cute. Toddlers eating the mud delicacy they have spent hours making in the backyard – cute. Even the grub crawling along in its slimy trail has its qualities. But talk to me about parasites? It’s strange, I get two images: those burrowing deep within the skin, having to be pulled out one inch…

Revolution vs. Conservatism: “The Nature of Man is Intricate”

The French Revolution was a time of great reform from monarchy to republic. Liberty, equality and freedom were the essence of  revolution after the Third Estate, led by the bourgeoisie, took their stand against the privileged aristocracy. Consequentially, the Revolution invoked great thinkers to put quill to paper, pondering the effects led by the somewhat…

Marc Ching’s Journey to save Lives

Marc Ching’s plight to save animals has reached new heights. I have have been in direct contact with this savior of dogs and other creatures alike – to follow Marc’s next big journey to save those who cannot save themselves. Marc is about to set flight across the oceans to battle five countries in nine…

Is there a Dystopia calling for You?

Why is it that Dystopian, as a genre, appeals so much to some people? It is a question I once asked, and now since becoming a reader of the genre, now am being asked. I cannot comment on others, however, I have the vague suspicion that their interest in this ever increasing genre runs along…

The RFID Australian. Following in Big Brother’s Footsteps

RFID chips. We already have them in our credit cards, so the argument is: why not in our hands? Is it the mark of the beast, as some claim? Is this where Big Brother tightens his cold grasp? Or is this the way through the next phase of our technological era? Regardless, the RFID is…

“Us versus Them” and the Notion of Terrorism

The security of a state is fundamental to its nature, and how it interacts on a domestic and global front. If security is threatened, for example, from colonialism, or a foreign policy affecting territorial sovereignty; or on a domestic level, civil unrest (racism or religious disputes), then the state will likely react. They will attempt…