Friday Favorites is a post where I incorporate more of what I love into the blog. This includes films, anime, manga, music, you name it. Anything goes. It will be an opportunity to share some of the things I love and discuss them briefly or in length, depending on my mood 😉
Welcome to Dystopia:
We hope you enjoy your stay!
This week I am taking a look at a favorite theme of mine, dystopian settings and stories. Ever since a young age, I have been strangely attracted to tales of Utopia gone awry. Finding an odd sort of joy in reading and watching terrifyingly, often totalitarian and post-apocalyptic environments play out. While these imaginings are inarguably unpleasant, they also offer an often uncanny and raw observance of humanity that appeals to me on a multiple levels. Be it film, books or even graphic novels, I never pass up the chance to explore well constructed dystopian story. I simply never tire of them.
Types of Dystopian Settings
- Technological Advances
- Totalitarian governments/Censorship
- Nuclear/Natural Disasters/Disease
- Corporate Control/Media
And many more! There are endless possibilities and scenarios in which humanity fights for survival and to regain a foothold. The above just happen to be a few of my favorites. So today I have compiled a glance of a few books and films I have discovered contain some of the most rewarding dystopian settings and themes.
My Favorite Dystopian Books
Favorite Dystopian Films
About that List Though..
The above are only a mere fraction of the dystopian themed novels and films you can find in my collection. I had contemplated really breaking this post down and categorizing them all, but the list would have been longer than anyone would care to read because I ❤ all things dystopia!
Do you enjoy the genre/theme? What is it that you like or dislike about it? Maybe I failed to cover one of your favorite dystopian scenarios. Share some of your prefered books and films with me. I would love to discover some new series or reads to explore.