Dystopia, Datopia

WorldChanging posted a thoughtful examination today called The Value of Dystopian Science Fiction.

Science Fiction is in large part a reaction to our fear of the world we live in now, and it always has been. From the very first science fiction novels, most have been dystopic, showing how humanity struggles to not be crushed or washed away by the technological life.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about dystopian science fiction. And The Ultimate SF Guide. And Absolute Astronomy. And the SF Encyclopedia.

But the most comprehensive site on dystopia has gotta be Exploring Dytsopia. I’d tell you more about it, but looking at the site depressed me too much. Stupid dystopias.