I mentioned in my previous post on the fourth dystopian must have, Loss of Self-Autonomy, that in order for a dystopian to be a true anti-utopia, the very antithesis of a utopia, one of the prerequisites is that the loss of self-autonomy must be socially normal. That means for the average person, normal is not … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel IV: Police State
There are a lot of things that can be difficult to imagine in a dystopian state. One of the most difficult, especially in our day and age where we are free to do almost anything, and the one which makes a dystopian state so abhorrent to us, is the general loss of self-autonomy except to … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel III: Loss of Self-Autonomy
I redid the cover on The Ogress' Son because there were too many comments on how it looks like a horror story. :O Not at all what I was going for, but here's the new cover. I likey. And thank heavens for Fiverr, because there was no way I could have gotten a new cover … Continue reading When your genre is dystopian, but your cover says horror….
Every dystopian novel is called dystopian as a juxtaposition to its opposite, a utopia. A utopia is an ideal society. Likewise, a dystopia is premised on an idealization already having been achieved - a world where everyone gets an education, or a world where everyone owns a home, or a world where we all … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization
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