Suzanne Collins put dystopian literature back on the map as a major subgenre of speculative fiction with her Hunger Games trilogy.
Stories of dystopias have become favorites for many readers. Thought provoking tales of surveillance, regimentation, oppression and rebellion have long fascinated and frightened us. Here are some short story selections for fans of dystopian fiction with links where available.
Gilbow Linda Jackson shoots her husband. The general reaction of the public is favorable. Read "Red Card " 2. Most of it is government approved, but one of the girls remembers her saying something about a cave where she could go and hide.
Read "The Funeral " 3. The government has mandated a maximum living space of 4 square meters per person. A man, Ward, finds a place slightly larger than the legal limit which he shares with a friend.
They make a discovery that changes everything. Read "Billennium " 4. Their catches are limited to a government mandated quota, as is the population in general. Marie was an illegal birth; her mother hid the pregnancy, causing the breakup of the family.
Read "Amaryllis " 5. The father believes the child is dangerous. Read "Ten with a Flag" 6. He is revived with advanced medical technology.
Peter is eager to begin his life again, but due to strict anti-terrorism laws he must first answer for the crimes of his past. Read "Peter Skilling " 7. In ten years of taking evening walks he has never met up with another person; everyone stays inside to watch television.
He is spotted by the police and approached. Read "The Pedestrian " 8. Said the Ticktockman" Harlan Ellison The Ticktockman is in charge of a highly regimented society where everything runs on schedule. A rebellious figure, the Harlequin, disrupts the master schedule by causing interference for the citizens, bringing him to the attention of the Ticktockman.
Said the Ticktockman" 9. She has been matched with Greg to reproduce. Disease control workers hand out pills and masks, warning people of a dangerous contagion. Dick John Anderton is the head of the pre-crime division—a division that can determine in advance who is going to commit a crime.
Read "Minority Report " She has an ulterior motive for wanting the job.Into the Wasteland - A Dystopian Journey (The Ishtato Saga Book 1) - Kindle edition by Lisa Shea. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Into the Wasteland - A Dystopian Journey (The Ishtato Saga Book 1).
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Dystopian Short Story- Year He stood looking down, staring. Like every other morning there was a paper crane lying on the ground. He picked it up and looked around hoping to catch the person who put it there, but there was no one else on the street.
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Here are some short story. This is a list of notable works of dystopian literature. A dystopia is an unpleasant (typically repressive) in the Year of Our Lord, () by Oliver Bolokitten the first 21 pages were originally a short story published in ) Jennifer Government by Max Barry (Doubleday, ) Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Doubleday, ).
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