“This Will Not End Well”: Dystopian Literature

June 8, 2012

Matt Brehmer

Today I’m going to talk about a few of my favourite works of dystopian fiction: speculative tales of repression, subversion, authoritarianism, hope, despair, defeat… I’ll stick mostly to novels, but mention a few decent film and music adaptations/homages too. I’m not an authority on all-things dystopia (but I know someone who took a course on it once!), and I expect a fair bit of “but haven’t you read ‘Foo’ or ‘Bar’?”. In other words, please come and make additions for my to-read list.