What Will Be The Next Popular Trend In Dystopian Novels?

On this last day of Dystopian November, here’s some really interesting data (below) compiled by Goodreads on what’s gone before in this fascinating sub genre. I love how they’ve separated it into ‘waves’ and on whom likes what: Fear of The State. Men tend to favour these types of books and it’s not difficult to see…

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INFOGRAPHIC – 5 ‘Go To’ Themes For Dystopian YA Novels

Here’s another great infographic, this time on the various themes and backdrops Dystopian YA seems to fall back on. It’s made me realise I seem to favour books with Totalitarian Governments, though I recently read The Fire Sermon, which has the latter as well as a nuclear holocaust backdrop. Which of these books on the infographic…

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Why I Love The Female Characters In The 100

With the end of Dystopian November in sight, I thought I’d repost this great insight into the female characters on The 100 from Shauna, who works on the show. The 100 is a CW show that’s an adaptation of the Kass Morgan books. Whilst notably different from their source material, what’s interesting is the unusual…

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Which Dystopian World Do YOU Belong In? (Quiz)

So, if you’re wondering which dystopian world YOU belong in … wonder no more and TAKE THIS TEST.  (Of course some would argue we already live in a dystopia, but that’s by the by!). I was convinced I would get Divergent, but I ended up with The Giver by Lois Lowry. It’s not a book…

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Top 4 Dystopian Archetypes You Need To Know

Many, many thanks to Olivia Brennan for this fab case study. By shining a light on this film, she’s done a brilliant job of breaking down the character archetype conventions we want to see in dystopian stories in books and movies! Enjoy … Case Study: MAD MAX FURY ROAD Now more than ever, the idea…

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Top 10 Deplorable Dystopian Worlds

Many thanks to Emma Pullar, who’s done a BRILLIANT and in-depth rundown of the top 10 dystopian worlds you simply must read if you want to really chuck yourself in the deep end of this fab genre. Enjoy! I often read blogs where people have insisted ‘dystopia is dead’ or the dystopian trend has passed….

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BOOK Love – 5 Reasons To Love Riddley Walker by Phil Williams

Riddley Walker finds an iron-age civilisation rebuilding a world ravaged by nuclear war, with the titular hero scavenging technology from a forgotten time. Confused interpretations of the past give the new world its superstitions, religion and a great threat in the form of an ancient weapon. Outcast from his community, Riddley must single-handedly take on…

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Top 5 Quotes For Creating Your Own Dystopian World

I love this from the unstoppable Hina Malik, who’s providing some great writing insights – not just for authors, but us readers who love dystopian worlds so much. Thanks Hina! 1) “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”― Lois Lowry, The Giver Dystopian novels are set…

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