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Even though the term dystopian was first coined in the 1740s by historian George Claeys, dystopian fiction novels did not become fully defined until the turn of the twentieth century. Written in 1921, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s social satire We laid the foundations for the genre that is now ubiquitous: dystopian fiction. Zamyatin’s We imagines a future […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale, A Different Perspective

Set in the future, the United States government has been replaced by a totalitarian theocracy, where everybody has their own designated place.