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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BEST OF 3: Dark Days by @writers_hq

Times are good for writers of dystopian fiction, which happens to coincide with bad times for the climate, for politics, for general global sanity BUT YOU KNOW LET’S GLOSS OVER THAT RIGHT NOW at least we have our books, eh? Too bloody right. Here are three of the finest shit-just-got-real dystopias to grace our book…

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