Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel V: Hero is a Victim of the System

This post is part 5 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 4, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2), HERE (Part 3), and HERE (Part 4). Since we are talking about fiction, no story is a story without a hero. And since a dystopian society is inherently … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel V: Hero is a Victim of the System

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Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel IV: Police State

This post is part 4 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 3, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2), and HERE (Part 3). Next week I’ll tackle the fifth ‘Must Have’  in Dystopian fiction, so stick around! I mentioned in my previous post on the fourth … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel IV: Police State

Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel III: Loss of Self-Autonomy

This post is part 3 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other 2, they can be found HERE (Part 1), HERE (Part 2). Next week I’ll tackle the fourth ‘Must Have’  in Dystopian fiction, so stick around! There are a lot of things that can be difficult to imagine in a … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel III: Loss of Self-Autonomy

Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization

This post is part 2 in the series The 5 ‘ Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel. If you haven’t read the other one, it can be found HERE (Part 1). Next week I’ll tackle the third ‘Must Have’ in Dystopian fiction, so stick around! Every dystopian novel is called dystopian as a juxtaposition to its opposite, a utopia. … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization