from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a dystopia.
- adj. Dire; grim: "AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global village” ( Susan Sontag).
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- adj. of or pertaining to a dystopia
- adj. dire; characterized by human suffering or misery
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. as bad as can be; characterized by human misery
- adj. of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia
Despite my deep interest in dystopian societies, I only read 1984 this year, I have just started Brave New World and I have never read Lord of the Flies.
I realized that he's right, it's easy to write (and think) in dystopian terms, and it's harder to be both optimistic and realistic -- or, inspiring, even -- about the future.
Magneto is the kind of character that is more commonly found in dystopian SciFi novels and more artist graphic novel offerings like the Watchmen.
The outcome of the book, while almost overwhelmingly dystopian, is also the most fascinating perspective on the nature of humanity in a very long time.
Either it's possible to write (and film) non-awful dystopian fiction, or "awful dystopian" is redundant.
Part of what's called the dystopian genre, "Hunger Games" is set in a bleak futuristic world where the government forces teens to fight one another to the death as their parents look on, airs the battle on television and calls it a national holiday.
Never Let Me Go, which I'd describe as dystopian were it not for the fact that it is set in a wholly recognisable
I've got two ideas: one of which is a dystopian, which is a very hot genre right now.
For instance, George Orwell almost called his dystopian masterpiece
This gloomy cosmic backdrop has led Reynolds to be described as a dystopian writer.