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Dystopian Novels

14 to 40: The Mother-Daughter Book Experience of Red Rising

Britt Michaelian | Posted 03.19.2014 | Books
Britt Michaelian

My daughter and I decided to write a review of Red Rising from the perspective of a 40-year-old mother and a 14-year-old daughter who don't always see eye to eye in matters of literature. Will we be of the same mind when it comes to Red Rising?

Future Anxiety and Young Adult Fiction

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Susan Kim

Perhaps those of us who write about a dystopian future have more faith in people than we do in the wise application of technology.

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

Lucas Kavner

Lois Lowry Reflects On 'The Giver' 20 Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Usually when schools ban your book, it only serves to further solidify the work's cultural significance. In the 1990s, the Harry Potter series topped ...

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Victoria Foyt | Posted 09.29.2012 | Books
Victoria Foyt

I would like to address the recent accusations of racism that have been aimed at my YA novel, Revealing Eden, Save The Pearls Part One. Some have ta...

The Desired Apocalypse

Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Books
Betsy Isaacson

The strangest thing about this post-apocalyptic obsession is that the post-apocalypses we see are almost always beautiful. It's an odd kind of wishful thinking. A clean slate is always romantic, after all.

'Hunger Games' Dystopian Timeline

Posted 03.23.2012 | Books

Dystopian novel fans are looking forward to seeing the new film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' 'The Hunger Games,' which hit theaters today (or, to be...

New '1984' Adaptation In The Works

Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Has "The Hunger Games" inspired a surge of dystopian movies? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainme...

Products From The Future

Ryan Boudinot | Posted 03.07.2012 | Books
Ryan Boudinot

"Blueprints from the Afterlife" is set in a world still reeling and recovering from an apocalyptic era so catastrophic that no one can agree on what actually went down. Here are some un-helpful customer reviews of various products that show up in this strange new age.

America 2012: Read the News, Drink Alka-Seltzer

Dan Agin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Books
Dan Agin

In this crazy political time we need to read about Hell on Earth -- dystopia -- so that we know what to look for when it comes sneaking around the corner dressed up in fashionable clothes.

Things Could Be Worse: 12 Dystopian Novels You Should Read

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Dozens of states on the brink of bankruptcy. Congress in upheaval. Half a dozen countries in the Middle East on the brink of revolution and unemployment stuck at about 9%.