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  • adjective dystopian

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  • However, I have to say that the positivity in dystopic fiction comes from the characters themselves.

    MIND MELD: Why is Genre Fiction Bleak and What Can Be Done About It?

  • There are books on that list I'd describe as dystopic, and ones I'd describe as post-apocalyptic.

    Diana Peterfreund

  • Since the government had the ability to lock you up or take you away based on your behavior, you can imagine that this kind of dystopic vision would resonate in a time when increasingly fewer people probably understand the guts of technology and yet increasingly rely on it, shoveling more and more of their data into online repositories, or having it collected about them as they visit various websites.

    After 1984 | FactoryCity

  • The result: a pastiche of work investigating a myriad of themes such as dystopic landscapes, melancholia, communal living and the creative process.

    theartblog

  • Since the government had the ability to lock you up or take you away based on your behavior, you can imagine that this kind of dystopic vision would resonate in a time when increasingly fewer people probably understand the guts of technology and yet increasingly rely on it, shoveling more and more of their data into online repositories, or having it collected about them as they visit various websites.

    FactoryCity

  • The environmentalist worst-case scenario comes to life in this novel set in a dystopic Thailand.

    Sunshine and Blue Skies and – Snow?

  • The environmentalist worst-case scenario comes to life in this novel set in a dystopic Thailand.

    Snape in Trouble

  • The environmentalist worst-case scenario comes to life in this novel set in a dystopic Thailand.

    Degeneracy Prime

  • The environmentalist worst-case scenario comes to life in this novel set in a dystopic Thailand.

    How Much Recovery?

  • The environmentalist worst-case scenario comes to life in this novel set in a dystopic Thailand.

    Democracy for Me But Not for Thee

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  • DYSTOPIA (dystopic): An imagined universe (usually the future of our own world) in which a worst-case scenario is explored; the opposite of utopia. Dystopic stories have been especially influential on postmodernism, as writers and film-makers imagine the effects of various aspects of our current postmodern condition, for example, the world's take-over by machines (The Matrix); the social effects of the hyperreal (Neuromancer); a society completely run by media commercialism (The Running Man); the triumph of late capitalism (Blade Runner); bureaucratic control run amok (Brazil, 1984); and so on.

    dys·to·pi·a

       /dɪsˈtoʊpiə/ Show Spelleddis-toh-pee-uh Show IPA

    –noun

    a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.

    February 13, 2011