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The present day literature has provided us with many great visions of utopian societies, but the origin of the utopian fiction goes all the way back to the instrumental work of Thomas Moore in 1516. Find out here how did those famous early works influence modern literature and movies.
Envisioned as an alternative to the utopia, dystopia represents a vision of a fictional society that is made imperfect and flawed by the influences of tyranny, terrorism, poverty, misery and advanced technologies. Here you can find out more about this interesting concept.
Aldous Huxley’s vision of the future described the world that can be seen as either utopia or dystopia. Governed by the advanced technology, society that he described in this instrumental novel of 20th century was focused on the themes of individuality, family and class distinctions.
Tales set in the imaginary dystopian environment are usually focused on survival or exploration of the world that is built on the remains of some past war, disaster or revolution. Here you can find out more about basic building blocks of dystopias.