Content tagged with "dystopian"

1984
Book Review
December 6, 2014
120

“Brilliant book about a dystopian future brought about by the ‘perfection’ of politics and The State. The last act is particularly terrifying, both in raw descriptions of torture, and in the systematic…”

Brave New World
Book Review
December 6, 2014
148

“Wonderful book about the advancement of science to the point where the human race is absorbed and amused by non-stop pleasure and triviality. Into this comes an outsider, and the examination of how he…”

Change Agent
Reading List
Book Review
March 14, 2019
313

“I enjoy Suarez – I’ve been reading him since ‘Daemon,’ which was so good. He has a great ability to envision how technologies we deal with today would be manifested in extremes down the road. The…”

Delta-V
Reading List
Book Review
June 17, 2019
375

“Daniel Saurez writes about the future…but not too far into the future. His books are all about the world in 10-15 years, which is ‘the future,’ technically, but not so far out to be unrelatable….”

Divergent
Reading List
Book Review
August 31, 2021
194

“I read this on a friend’s recommendation. I’m trying to read more fiction. I enjoyed it. It’s a young adult novel, so you get the familiar tropes: adolescent facing a major choice, problems with…”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Reading List
Book Review
May 16, 2021
333

“(This is the book that was the inspiration for the 1982 movie Blade Runner. The association is very loose, through. The movie and the book have little in common.) This is ‘philosophical science…”

Fahrenheit 451
Reading List
Book Review
December 14, 2014
125

“I wasn’t a huge fan of Bradbury’s writing, but the story is quite good. The message of the book is similar to ‘Brave New World’ – in the future, humans are so artificially satisfied that thinking…”