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Dystopian Fiction Defined

Utopia is a fictive society of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions.

The opposite of a utopia or a perfect society is a dystopia.   A dystopia is an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives.

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Classic Dystopian Fiction

Dystopian Fiction in the North Media Center

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins  

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

Unwind series by Neal Shusterman

Matched series by Ally Condie

Ready Player One and Two by Ernest Cline 

Across the Universe by Beth Revis    

Feed by M.T. Anderson 

Legend by Marie Lu





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Research Topics

  • Mastery of Nature
  • Control
  • Freedom
  • Propaganda
  • Control of information
  • Thought control
  • Conformity
  • Dehumanization
  • Drugs as social control
  • Drugs as emotional control
  • Suppression of pain
  • Individuality
  • Memory
  • Happiness
  • Truth
  • Dangers of government
  • Physical control
  • Language as mind control
  • Surveillance
  • Aging
  • Political conformity
  • Social conformity
  • Suppression of emotion
  • Love
  • Family
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