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Books that made it to the big screen – The Hunger Games in the era of Dystopia

What springs to mind when you hear “books that made it to the big screen?” Are you thinking of classic chick flicks amongst the likes of the comically embarrassing but…

Klara and the Sun – a light in the tunnel of dystopian gloom?

While technology such as ChatGPT has taken the world – particularly the late-night essay-writing world – by storm over the last year, Ishiguro’s latest novel reminds us that artificial intelligence…

Genre Spotlight: Dystopian Fiction

‘You asked me once,’ said O’Brien, ‘what was in Room 101. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.’ ‘The worst thing in the…

Fringe 2023: 1984

CW: spoilers for George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Whilst this adaptation of 1984 suffers from a jarring narrative structure, it is saved by raw, uninhibited performances that perfectly capture savage dehumanisation and…

Cult Column: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is not the first Bong Joon-ho film I watched; it’s not even the second. It’s a film I watched blind on Netflix in the middle of my Chris Evans…

High-Rise

JG Ballard’s 1975 novel, High-Rise, is still as popular as ever and director Ben Wheatley has now taken on the momentous challenge of finally adapting this much-loved book for the…

Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s dystopian novel, Only Ever Yours, be warned: it will only give you odd nightmares. Indeed, odd nightmares that can not quite be described as scary, but rather, they…

War games?

Callum Mckenna weighs in on all things dystopian and whether film can be a vehicle for social revolution. You can tell a lot about a culture from its taste in…