Dive into the imaginary worlds of dystopian fiction where imagined reality serves as social commentary on real-life politics, culture, and oppression.
Excerpts from We
In this excerpt from a Russian novel, a spacecraft engineer named D-503 describes life in the dystopian One State.
The Machine Stops
E. M. Forester
In this eerily prophetic science fiction story from 1909, E.M. Forster creates a world ruled by 'The Machine' in which isolated people are spoiled with convenience and starved of human interaction.
Someone Might Be Watching — An Introduction to Dystopian Fiction
Shelby Ostergaard discusses traits of dystopian fiction and how the genre comments on society.
In this short story set in a gleaming technological future, a young person travels to see their first tree.
All Summer in a Day
Margot’s beliefs are very different from those of her classmates on the planet Venus.
A family comes to realize how much they use and depend on the technology of their futuristic home.
A futurist society achieves equality at a steep cost.
Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing
Elissa Nadworny discusses why teenagers are drawn to the genre of dystopian fiction.