Continuing the discussion on dystopian fiction began by author Rosalie Lario, I was curious about what other people's favorite dystopian stories were. I think the first time I heard the word dystopian was when I was around eight or nine, the first time I watched the movie 1984. It was a favorite book of my mother's and we watched the movie together on TV late one night. Of course, I didn't know what the term meant then and wasn't fond of asking my parents questions so I pondered over it until I began hearing it applied to other things. Mind you, this was in the late 70s to mid-80s when you couldn't find a wiki on anything your heart desired.
For years I had a rather narrow view of what dystopian was. I think I considered only the very bleakest of sci-fi to be dystopian. I also applied that to movies.
It was hard for me to narrow my list of favorites down to just five, considering that some of my favorite and most enjoyable dystopian books and movies are not what I would consider the BEST in dystopian fiction. That being said, I made a list of my ever-changing five favorite dystopian books/stories and five favorite dystopian movies. Enjoy, comment, and post your favorites.
1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
3. The Hunger Games
4. Brave New World
5. The Road (Which I didn't finish because I'm a wuss)
1. Dark City
2. The Matrix
3. The Lathe of Heaven (original)
4. Clockwork Orange
5. Blue Gender (anime series)
What are your favorites?