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Dystopian Lit Opening Lines ~ WIF Required Reading

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Dystopian Literature

Dystopian worlds are decidedly unlike our own – totalitarian, dehumanizing, frightening, often futuristic. The job of their creators, then, is to imagine a hellish world and put it on paper, in writing that somehow makes its existence terrifyingly plausible. 1,768 more words


A Neglected Sci-Fi Gem: City of Truth, by James Morrow

(City of Truth, by James Morrow. Harcourt & Brace, 1990, 144 pp., $13.95)

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

This novella won a Nebula Award, and it’s easy enough to see why: the premise is inventive, the central character is believable and sympathetic, and the first fifty pages or so are hilarious. 662 more words

Classic Sci-Fi Novels

'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess

If a man is deprived of the ability to choose between right and wrong (good and evil), is he still a man? Or does he lose the essential quality that makes him a person? 428 more words


Defining Kubrick - Eliza Slawther

As well as being a full-time member of the Sonder writing team Eliza Slawther is an English Literature undergraduate. She was born in Warrington and is studying at the University of Manchester. 765 more words



Dismaland Bemusement Park is a theme park with a difference – a dystopian playground created by the anonymous artist, Banksy in the derelict Lido in  568 more words


Why A Clockwork Orange is the Perfect Film to Live out Your Rape Fantasies

While other media try (and some actually succeed) in portraying rape as an act of aggression against unwilling participants (or “victims”, for the politically correct among us), Stanley Kubrick’s classic film,  236 more words