Posted in February 2012

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur … Continue reading

It Can’t Happen Here

 It Can’t Happen Here is a semi-satirical American political novel by Sinclair Lewis published in 1935 by Doubleday, Doran. It describes the rise of a populist politician who calls his movement “patriotic” and creates his own militia (the Minute Men or “MM”, paralleling Hitler’s “SS”) and takes unconstitutional power after winning election — mirroring what … Continue reading

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury. The novel presents a future American society where reading is outlawed.  The novel has been the subject of various interpretations, primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but a … Continue reading

The Digital Hit Man

The Digital Hit Man is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed New York, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts and his New York Times bestselling book the Digital Hit Man, he has become the … Continue reading