Dystopian fiction is another form of speculative fiction that plays the yin to utopian literature‘s yang. A dystopia is a community or society that is dehumanizing and frightening. In dystopian fiction, life as we know it is lost. Morals are loosened or lost altogether and survival becomes the driving purpose. No longer is purpose found in art and literature and architecture and music. Purpose presents itself only in survival, and how well a person or community can survive. There is the hope the world will return to its former glory, but often that is little more than a dream. A dystopia is an antonym of a utopia, which is a perfect society. See below for dystopian reads in a trilogy like no other.
In a world devastated by an apocalyptic event, the bonds of friendship are tested in the haze of unrelenting depression, and paranoia. When it counts, will you know who your friends are?
The guns reminded me that this was just an attempt to punch holes in the darkness which enveloped us now.Joel, The Judas Syndrome
He was clearly nuts; been so since he swallowed human flesh for the first time.Sara, The Judas Syndrome, book 2, Rebirth
This life is to live, to grow old and fat on the backs of others.Earl, The Judas Syndrome book 3, Revelation
Memories are of the ethereal, not the material world. That is how I know I am forever.Lief, They Judas Syndrome, book 3, Revelation