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Authors of the mid-20th century were first to envision futuristic societies in which people lived in a repressive and controlled state that only from the outside resembled a Utopia. These dark visions of the future represent great vehicle for the investigation of concepts such as individuality, freedom, class distinctions, repression, religion and advanced technology.
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.
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.
Evolution dystopian thoughts spans the period that lasted over 150 years. Here you can find the greatest moments in its long and varied history, from its initial inception to the latest dystopian examples in our literature and modern history.