Friday, July 02, 2010

Dystopian Vs. Apocalyptic Fiction

I am not very fond of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction because I find them so incredibly formulaic. I also find that they tend to be anti-science/technology. I probably only notice the anti-science stand because I married into a techie family. I certainly don't have enough of a science background, myself, to be offended when scientists in books and movies are routinely treated as heavies. I do, however, feel that characterization is part of the stereotypical dystopia/apocalypse formula that I got tired of quite some time ago.

I was very interested to read a description of the difference between dystopian and apocalyptic fiction at YA Highway.

I found the link at cynsations.

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