Thursday, November 17, 2016

Looking to leave town for a while? Why not take a trip to one of these fictional dystopias!


Visit One World!

Take a trip to sunny One World! Surrounded by a Big Green Wall and encased in glass, you won't have to worry about privacy, dreams, agency, or individuality in this beautiful panopticon. Leave your troubles at the door and conform because the state decides, and the state is watching!
Check out We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, a classic of early Soviet Science Fiction published in 1921.



Visit London in the 1990s!

Escape the fallout of global nuclear war in an exciting, post-apocalyptic London under the control of fascist government, Norsefire. Frequent attacks by anarchist revolutionaries keep things interesting!
Check out V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, first published in Warrior, in 1982.
Visit Airstrip One!

This province of Oceania is in a state of perpetual war, careful censorship, and government surveillance. And that's just great! Because "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength". Your strictly circumscribed existence will be hassle-free as long as you play by the rules. Enjoy!
Check out 1984 by George Orwell, written in 1949.


Visit the Republic of Gilead! 

Relax within the closed borders of this near-future totalitarian theocracy. Women, take it easy. You will be sorted into one of 6 clearly defined roles making this vacation truly worry-free. The mandatory color-coded robes are on the house! And leave your books at home, ladies. You're not allowed to read. 
Check out A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, written in 1985.


Visit The World State!

Accept your station in life under this benevolent dictatorship. Throw off the shackles of critical thinking and reproduction. It's all taken care of--and try the Soma! According to one Yelp reviewer:"All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."

Check out Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, written in 1931.

Visit Panem!

Grab the kids and get right into the action of reality television. You can even win fabulous prizes! Survivors eat free in the Capitol.

Check out The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Or...
Happy Trails!

1 comment:

Christina Bugatsch said...

I love this! I actually have visited some of these scenic locales.