Tag Archives: dystopia

The Handmaid’s Tale Presents a Disturbing Dystopian Society

Genre: Dystopia Synopsis: June used to have a family and a life, until an extremist government took over. They renamed her, and as one of the few remaining fertile women, assigned her to be a Handmaid–given to an elite household … Continue reading

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Glass Sword: Straining Trust, Loyalty, and Friendship to the Breaking Point

Genre: YA Dystopia/Fantasy/Sci-fi Synopsis: Red Queen (Book 1): Reds and Silvers are named for the color of their blood, and distinguished by the powers that the Silvers wield. That power puts the Silvers at the top of the class hierarchy, … Continue reading

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TV Roundup: Cleverman, Preacher, and The Man in the High Castle

This week, I look at the beginnings of three new(ish) shows, talking about them in order of best to worst. Cleverman Genre: Dystopia/Sci-fi/Supernatural Synopsis: A superhero take on Australian Aboriginal culture, the story follows two brothers as one of them … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the Less Powerful Though Still Good Closing of the Franchise

  Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen  is the face of the revolution against the Capitol, after the destruction of her district. And now it’s time for the final showdown. But complicating things is the rescue of Peeta, who’s been psychologically … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Yes, Part ONE), Characters Holding Themselves Together

  Genre: Dystopian/Sci-fi Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen survived the sadistic Hunger Games twice, unwittingly lighting the spark of revolution along the way. The Capitol’s President has responded to every slight challenge with violence or the threat thereof, finally culminating in the … Continue reading

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Red Queen, and Playing Expectations Against the Audience

Genre: YA dystopian fantasy Synopsis: There are two kinds of people, Reds and Silvers, distinguishable by the color of their blood. And by the powers that the latter wield. Silvers make up the upper echelon of society, keeping Reds under … Continue reading

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