History Main / Dystopia

17th Jul '17 5:11:02 PM nombretomado
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* Music/DaftPunk's third album, "Human After All" uses minimalism, emotional detachment and repetition to assert that with our reliance of techology, dystopia may not be a thing of the future. It may already be here.
* In their 2011 album {{Mylo Xyloto}}, {{Coldplay}} paints a story in which music and color are outlawed by the government.

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* Music/DaftPunk's third album, "Human ''Human After All" All'', uses minimalism, emotional detachment and repetition to assert that with our reliance of techology, technology, dystopia may not be a thing of the future. It may already be here.
* In their 2011 album {{Mylo Xyloto}}, {{Coldplay}} ''{{Mylo Xyloto}}'', Music/{{Coldplay}} paints a story in which music and color are outlawed by the government.
25th Apr '17 10:22:15 AM Tightwire
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.
them. And maybe throw in some kind of robot zombie overlords or something.
18th Apr '17 2:03:27 PM Dravencour
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** The 1907 novel ''The Lord of the World'' by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson shows Western civilization as having turned into a socialist, technologically-advanced society that persecutes those still clinging to religion and individualism, and attempts to stamp out Christianity once and for all. This is brought to a head with the arising of the Anti-Christ...

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** The 1907 novel ''The Lord of the World'' by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson shows Western civilization as having turned into a socialist, technologically-advanced society that persecutes those still clinging to religion and individualism, and attempts to stamp out Christianity once and for all. This is brought to a head with the arising of the Anti-Christ...TheAntichrist...
18th Apr '17 1:29:19 PM Dravencour
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* Speaking of Orwell, the titular ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' is considered a true animal paradise free from man's corruption. Everyone believes HumansAreTheRealMonsters and DumbIsGood. Unfortunately the pigs emulate humans and take over. The lesson is WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons.

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* Speaking of Orwell, the titular ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' is considered a true animal paradise free from man's corruption. Everyone believes HumansAreTheRealMonsters and DumbIsGood. Unfortunately the pigs emulate humans and take over. The lesson is WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons.over, subverting every precept of Old Major's code of Animalism to suit themselves and their agenda before ultimately doing away with the entire thing and replacing it with one precept: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
2nd Apr '17 1:57:56 PM TheLyniezian
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* ''1990'', a 1970s BBC TV series depicted a then-future Britain which has fallen apart after a national bankruptcy, and the country has turned into a rigidly-controlled totalitarian state under the Home Office's "Public Control Department" or P.C.D., everything is rationed according to perceived social status, and malcontents are sent to "Adult Rehabilitation Centres".
13th Mar '17 5:41:45 PM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': The entire world is all but completely controlled by one MegaCorp which forced countries back into the system of monarchic rule, and the one place that isn't a [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Location]], Asterisk, is used primarily as a stage for very dangerous martial arts duels and tournaments among the teenage students.
26th Feb '17 8:34:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": The people around the Colorado River have lost most if not all of their water rights to California, resulting in the collapse of civilization around the river.
14th Feb '17 8:01:44 PM eyebones
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." In common parlance it may simply mean "CrapsackWorld" but in the context of this trope a Dystopia is a scenario that takes a sociopolitical issue and deconstructs it or turns it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them. Though many Crapsack Worlds are [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour obvious dystopias]], not all dystopias are Crapsack Worlds; it might be set up as Utopia but with fatal flaws. They are the less obvious Dystopias, ones where [[StepfordSmiler everyone appears to be happy]], but there is [[CrapsaccharineWorld just something wrong with it]]. This is the ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' level of Dystopia.

What differentiates a dystopia from a mere CrapsackWorld is that while you can create a Crapsack World with simple elements like gore and pain and/or Eldritch Abominations everywhere, a dystopia ''is a social commentary literally in the background'', as is a {{utopia}}n setting. As with Brave new World above, a dystopia need not be an obvious hell. The two settings share a problem in sometimes being a little too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "governments suck!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Whichever, it is just one note.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." In common parlance it may simply mean "CrapsackWorld" but in the context of this trope The trick to creating a Dystopia dystopia is a scenario that takes to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstructs deconstruct it or turns turn it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them. Though many Crapsack Worlds are [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour obvious dystopias]], not all dystopias are Crapsack Worlds; it might be set up as Utopia but with fatal flaws. They are the less obvious Dystopias, ones where [[StepfordSmiler everyone appears to be happy]], but there is [[CrapsaccharineWorld just something wrong with it]]. This is the ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' level of Dystopia.

What differentiates a
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dystopia from a mere CrapsackWorld is that while you can create a Crapsack World with simple elements like gore and pain and/or Eldritch Abominations everywhere, a dystopia ''is a social commentary literally in the background'', background, as is a {{utopia}}n setting. As with Brave new World above, a dystopia need not be an obvious hell.setting. The two settings share a problem in sometimes being a little too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "governments suck!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Whichever, it is just one note.
10th Feb '17 2:43:24 AM memememememe
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.

A dystopia is a social commentary literally in the background, as is a {{utopia}}n setting. The two settings share a problem in sometimes being a little too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "governments suck!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Whichever, it is just one note.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating In common parlance it may simply mean "CrapsackWorld" but in the context of this trope a dystopia Dystopia is to take a scenario that takes a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct deconstructs it or turn turns it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.

A
them. Though many Crapsack Worlds are [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour obvious dystopias]], not all dystopias are Crapsack Worlds; it might be set up as Utopia but with fatal flaws. They are the less obvious Dystopias, ones where [[StepfordSmiler everyone appears to be happy]], but there is [[CrapsaccharineWorld just something wrong with it]]. This is the ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' level of Dystopia.

What differentiates a
dystopia from a mere CrapsackWorld is that while you can create a Crapsack World with simple elements like gore and pain and/or Eldritch Abominations everywhere, a dystopia ''is a social commentary literally in the background, background'', as is a {{utopia}}n setting.setting. As with Brave new World above, a dystopia need not be an obvious hell. The two settings share a problem in sometimes being a little too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "governments suck!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Whichever, it is just one note.



The Dystopian world may be [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour obviously a Dystopia]] and there is no effort made to hide the fact that the world is in fact a CrapsackWorld. Frequently the heroes are constantly battling just to survive and the BigBad is an evil dictator. Or it might be set up as Utopia but with fatal flaws. They are the less obvious Dystopias, ones where [[StepfordSmiler everyone appears to be happy]], but there is [[CrapsaccharineWorld just something wrong with it]]. This is the ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' level of Dystopia.
17th Jan '17 11:17:24 PM FordPrefect
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** ''Lord of the World'' by Robert Hugh Benson

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** ''Lord The 1907 novel ''The Lord of the World'' by Msgr. Robert Hugh BensonBenson shows Western civilization as having turned into a socialist, technologically-advanced society that persecutes those still clinging to religion and individualism, and attempts to stamp out Christianity once and for all. This is brought to a head with the arising of the Anti-Christ...



* The 1907 novel ''The Lord of the World'' by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson shows Western civilization as having turned into a socialist, technologically-advanced society that persecutes those still clinging to religion and individualism, and attempts to stamp out Christianity once and for all. This is brought to a head with the arising of the Anti-Christ...
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