Tag Archives: Dystopian Futures

The Lunar Chronicles

A cyborg Cinderella flees a royal ball, leaving behind not a slipper, but an entire foot. A smart, tough Red Riding Hood fights to protect her Grandmother from lupine super-soldiers. A hacker Rapunzel is locked away in a satellite, forced … Continue reading

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Station Eleven

Arthur Leander, faded movie star and tabloid mainstay, seeks to jumpstart his career by starring in a stage production of King Lear. Sadly, the role will be his swan song; he suffers a heart attack and dies on stage, despite … Continue reading

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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

SPOILER ALERT: This book is impossible to discuss without revealing a few key details from the book. I don’t reveal the particulars at any point, but I do discuss things that are not fully made clear until much later in … Continue reading

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is by far one of the most arresting novels I have ever read. On the surface, it is a dystopian novel about a very bleak future and the dark underbelly of survival in a true … Continue reading

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Dystopian Summer

I am a sucker for just about anything dealing with a dystopian vision of the future. That fascination is exactly why zombies, particularly the Romero-inspired planetary epidemic version, hold so much appeal for me. I am always on the lookout … Continue reading

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