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

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 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

The Human Soul in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Hard science. Soft science. Speculative fic. Steampunk fic. Fantasy. Cyberpunk fic. There are more than enough genres to go around when it comes to fiction that starts imagining new worlds. But a common thread runs through them all. Humanity. Even in the event that aliens are involved, or dragons, or zombies, there is nevertheless a … Continue reading The Human Soul in Science Fiction and Fantasy