Dystopian SF?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by PeterWilliam, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. psikeyhackr

    psikeyhackr Live Long & Suffer

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    We read it in high school. I never regarded it a science fiction and never heard anyone call it that. Most just said it was political satire.

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  2. Hitmouse

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    Animal Farm is a satirical political allegory. It is also about a dystopia. It is not SF but could be fantasy at a stretch (talking animals etc.)
     
  3. PeteMC

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    That's Brave New World, surely? I think Swastika Night is some sort of alternate Nazi history if memory serves, but admittedly I haven't read it.
     
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    Perhaps we are getting a little too carried away with categorization and trying to force these stories and novels into neat little compartments. Sometimes I'll favor a story that just doesn't "fit" for that very reason!

    Surely we can describe a book (or movie, play or any other medium) that we like to a friend without resorting to a ten second soundbyte. We get enough of that nonsense from political leaders thank you and it's gotten a bit infectous.

    No criticism intended, just an observation...;)