The Draw of Dystopian

Posted On Dec 4 2013 by

Do you remember your first dystopian novel? Was it 1984? Maybe Fahrenheit 451? Maybe even Atlas Shrugged. What in the world drew you to read a second dystopian? Seriously, can you picture the 14 year old telling his mother, “Hey, mom, I just love books about the end of civilization as we know it where we’re ruled by iron-fisted dictators!” Surely mom would seek counseling for the boy and buy him the entire Hardy Boys series. So why? Why are we drawn to these dark, often depressing of life in the future? I think the answer comes in two parts. …