We spent a lot of time discussing what makes a novel a dystopia. There were a few of us on the panel, and we all had interesting things to say, some of which included:
- A society that includes "bad" things.
- A society in a post-apocalyptic world.
- A "closed" society--one that exists without any outside influence.
- A society that includes a overbearing government.
- A novel that includes social commentary.
I'm going to open it up to you. How do you define dystopia?