Dystopian Top 3

Hello Forum Magazine readers!  Today we’re talking about Dystopian art and stories, or, more specifically, your favorites within the Dystopian genre.  Whether we love, hate, or carry a lukewarm temperament toward it, we must admit that Dystopian art is definitely popular, right now.  We can argue the reasons for or merits of this amongst ourselves later, but for today’s discussion is about your top three Dystopian pieces (whether visual or written art).

So our question to you is: do you have three favorites that you consider the best in the genre, or even just the best representatives of it?  What do you consider the three art pieces, stories, novels, plays, what-have-you that are the first three Dystopian pieces that someone new to the genre should see?

I’ll start:

1)      The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

2)      1984 by George Orwell

3)      The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins is a very close runner up to this list.

But enough about my favorites, what are your favorites?  Please, comment below so that everyone can see, and possibly appreciate your top three.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

6 comments

  1. 12 Monkeys is a great movie!

    My personal top 3 are:

    1. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd (comic and movie)
    2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    3. Children of Men (book and movie)

    And anything with zombie of course!

    For anyone who like YA novels or knows some younger readers desperate for a good book The Maze Runner by James Dashner is great!

  2. 1. The Road, Cormac McCarthy – So dark and sad, but I loved it. Technically post-apocalyptic, but if that’s not dystopian, don’t know what is.
    2. Oryx and Crake – Atwood’s second dystopian novel, I believe. Very poignant stuff regarding genetic modifications and more modern day travails.
    3. Amanda Bynes’ twitter – Really, this could be swapped for many celebrity twitter accounts (male and female) for a present day account of American Dystopia. 😉

    1. Ooh, I haven’t heard of two of these, but I wonder if The Road was made into a movie? It was definitely one of my picks for post-apocalyptic genre, and I agree that they’d definitely share some characteristics.

      Thanks for the comment, and have a lovely day!

  3. I loved The Giver as a child! Definitely one of my favorites as well. I really should re-read it though.

    Does Holocaust literature count as dystopian? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s perfect.

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