dystopia n. 1

a work set in a dystopia n. 2

SF Encyclopedia

SF Criticism


  • 1952 G. R. Negley & J. M. Patrick Quest for Utopia 298

    The Mundus Alter et Idem is…the opposite of eutopia, the ideal society: it is a dystopia, if it is permissible to coin a word.

  • 1967 Listener 5 Jan. 22

    The modern classics—Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four—are dystopias.

  • 1980 D. Brin Sundiver x.xxxi. 337 David Brin

    Some sort of dystopia, wasn’t it? [about Huxley’s Brave New World]

  • 1993 Locus June 59/1

    A sneaky dystopia about religion and rationality that comes on as a Jack-Vancean travelogue-with-melodrama tale.

  • 2001 Science Fiction Chronicle July 38/3

    This novel is described…as ‘A Science Fiction Noir’ and it certainly is that, and a dystopia, as disgraced ex-cop, now low-ball private eye Cage, and android…Jonny Cache…join forces to solve the murder of her former owner/friend who died horribly by apparent spontaneous human combustion.

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