5 DYSTOPIAN NOVELS I HAVEN’T READ YET BUT MAYBE YOU CAN
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Still working on my next podcast episode about apocalyptic fiction . Last week I wrote a little about what the apocalypse was and glimpsed over dystopian fiction. I Researched 5 dystopian novels I haven’t read yet but maybe you can.
First lets go over what dystopian fiction is.
WHAT IS DYSTOPIAN FICTION?
Dystopian fiction is a genre of speculative fiction a umbrella term or theme that is popular and seen in Apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic fiction. It is usually about a society that is undesirable or frightening that is set in the near future so is sometimes associated with science fiction as well .
Dystopias are said to be allegories , warnings about how things could go wrong in a society . 5 characteristics of dystopian fiction involves Government control, Environmental destruction, Technological control, Survival, Loss of individualism.
MY 5 DYSTOPIAN FICTION PICKS:
I read this book about some 20 years ago and I loved it. That is why it’s my first pick for one of the dystopian novels I haven’t read yet . Why is it on this list ? Well I haven’t read it in 20 years. I didn’t read the whole series. I like this book because the dystopia is in disguised as a Utopia . You have all the dystopian themes you can imagine .
- Environmental destruction
- Government control:
- Technological Control
- Loss of Individualism
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time now after the movie came out. But I haven’t got around to it. The movie was good. So I Think one day I’ll give it a read . Its tale about a quest for survival.
This book is third on my list . I haven’t read this book either. But it’s another one of those books I saw the movie when it first came out. The movie although the pace was somewhat slow was rather interesting. I liked it. The book is a quasi-science-fiction that takes place in an alternate England.
Okay I remember reading this book at one point in time when I was in school . So I think it will be about time for a reread. How is lord of the flies on my dystopian book list ? It has the dystopian themes of survival, groupthink and individuality and tells an allegorical story about following rules and conflicting impulses about social organization and civilization.
This short story I never heard of . But it seems very interesting. Written in 1909 by E. M Forster is a science fiction commentary reaction of H. G Wells Time Machine about how humanity has to go underground . It has the themes of globalism and a reality based community that predicts a lot of 21 century technology.
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