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Dystopia

Dystopia is a term apparently coined as far back as 1868, to reflect a society where everything is bad (from the Greek for bad place). It usually involves an oppressive society, with a hero who revolts against that society, not always successfully. It is found in many science fiction novels but also in many literary novels that use science fiction elements. Dystopian novels on this site include The Handmaid’s Tale, A Clockwork Orange, 1984, Brave New World, Ape and Essence, Facial Justice, Kallocain and Мы (We).

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