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Initial post: Nov 21, 2012 6:33:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 6:35:11 PM PST
As mentioned, what is your favorite dystopian fiction? I'm on the look for more dystopian fiction. I'd like to know more aside from the obvious (1984, We, Brave New World, Brazil, etc.)

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 6:35:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 6:36:12 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Children of Men. Obvious?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:38:50 PM PST
Actually, not really.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:39:50 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
It's a great book.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 6:39:56 PM PST
Brave New World is by far my favorite. I really like Fahrenheit 451 too.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 6:47:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 6:52:17 PM PST
Blade Runner and Mad Max to name a couple.

Here's a decent list of Dystopian movies that you might enjoy...

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/

Edit: Just noticed you are talking about books, never mind my post then.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 6:47:24 PM PST
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury is good, from The Illustrated Man.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:26:15 PM PST
I actually think both are fine. Brazil itself is a film, and it's one of the best known examples of the Dystopia in fiction.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 7:36:10 PM PST
Chris says:
Minority Report. Check out anything by Philip K. Dick.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 7:39:28 PM PST
I enjoyed Brazil, not my favorite, but enjoyable.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 8:02:21 PM PST
RJMacReady says:
The World Inside by Robert Silverberg.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 8:34:00 PM PST
Real life.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 8:35:28 PM PST
Transmetropolitan.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 8:38:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 8:43:59 PM PST
YES! I was reading about that title this evening, as a matter of fact. It's been on my wish list for quite a while.

I mean, Hunter S. Thompson inspired journalist? Can't think of a cooler protagonist.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 8:47:17 PM PST
Good point!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 8:59:57 PM PST
Just read about it on Wikipedia. Sounds awesome.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 9:03:52 PM PST
Definitely read the collected Philip K. Dick (as someone mentioned above).

One of my favorites is Ira Levin's This Perfect Day.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 9:47:32 PM PST
Breeze says:
Brave New World is the only dystopian book I've liked enough to read, though I haven't given many others a go. As far as video games I liked Blazblue and I liked the world of Resonance of Fate. Doctor Who is the only good show I can think of off the top of my head that comes up with a good dystopian plot every now and then. I'm not entirely sure if it counts as dystopian, but I recently watched Battle Royale and thought it was pretty good and I can't come up with another movie off the top of my head, so I'm going to go with that one in terms of movies.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:37:48 PM PST
Fahrenheit 451 is really good.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 11:27:37 PM PST
Riyoshi says:
The Gone-Away World is pretty good too.
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