Monday, July 8, 2019

Five great literary dystopias

At the Waterstones blog, Mark Skinner tagged five great literary dystopias, including:
Yevgeny Zamyatin

OneState is a society predicated on mathematical principle and any creativity or independent thinking is brutally stamped out. But when D-503 discovers that he possesses a soul the revelation sets in motion a chain of events that threaten OneState’s very existence. Suppressed for decades by the Soviet authorities, We pioneered the concept of the literary ‘superstate.’
Read about the other entries on the list.

We is among Christopher Hill's top ten books about tyrants, Weston Williams's fifteen classic science fiction books, and Lawrence Norfolk's five most memorable dystopias in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue