A New World: Tips on Building a Dystopian Setting – by Kelsie Haynes…

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on September Fawkes site:

Dystopian fiction is a kind of speculative fiction that deals with a world or society that is built on deprivation or oppression. These kinds of stories aren’t new, with the oldest one, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, dating back to 1921. However, Facts and Stories discusses that dystopian fiction continues to be appealing to people of all ages. This is because these works tend to contain commentary regarding how authorities abuse their power by imposing an authoritarian and collectivist society under the guise of protecting the people. Readers enjoy following characters who have the courage and wit to rebel against authority.

Despite this commonality, these novels still vary greatly, from themes to settings. To help you get started building your own dystopian world, below are a few tips to keep in mind.

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