Dystopian Series VIII “The Lorax”

How come that a children’s book is on the list of great dystopian literature? Technology suppressing the nature is a recurring theme in many environmental dystopias. „Lorax“ made it very visual. This short picture book showed simply and categorically the consequences of our mass consumption society exploiting the nature.

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Dystopian Series VII “The Sleeper Awakes”

You as a totalitarian state based on money and wealth do not need to choose between controlling your people by oppression or by giving them pleasures to forget reality. You can have both… Welcome to the world of 2100.

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Dystopian series VI “A Clockwork Orange”

The dystopian nature of the novel is hidden behind the use of the funny language and depiction of sheer brutality. Where american version of a novel and Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation is a grim place to be, the original british publication has a chapter that gives some hope for humanity.

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Dystopian series IV “Fahrenheit 451”

Dystopian book is a mirror of its time.
Great dystopian book remains relevant for generations.
Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit as an answer on tendencies of people being willingly obeyed by media. Today we see its relevance like never before.
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Dystopian series III “1984”

If in „brave new world“ it’s our pleasures that enslave and control us, paraphrasing social critic Neil Postman, in „1984“ it’s fear. Today’s world jumps from one extreme to another, leaving the answer on who was more correct about their predictions of the future open.

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Dystopian series II “Brave New World”

What does a perfect world look like?
No war, no hate, no envy. Just pure physical and emotional pleasures and stability in a society… with a small price to pay…

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Dystopian series I “We”

There are three pillars of dystopian literature. The first two are renowned „1984“ and „brave new world“. The third one is much less known, though served as an inspiration for the above-named.
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