An online dictionary said:
1. a society characterized by human misery,
as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
With my usual scarcasm, I mumbled, "Yeah, sign me up. I want me a book like that."
I wondered why anyone would deliberately set out to write or read something so sad? Then I decided that surely there must be a big, happily ever after ending to make wading through human misery, squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding worth the trip. So, I went on the search for what is to be expected of a Dystopian novel. I was very disappointed. From what I could find, a happily ever after is not promised. Not only that, but these are set in a sci-fi setting, totally made up and all aspects are invented by the author.
I've written a couple of books with with dark subject matters(domestic violence, rape, murder), but that is real-life. That is true actions inflicted by one human on another. This sh#t really happens. Why would it be necessary to make an imaginary place to cause tragedies, injuries and heartaches?
Am I missing something? What do you know about the genre called Dystopian? I'd be very interested in hearing what others think. You can leave me a comment here, or a private message on FB. You can also visit my web site www.doloresjwilson.com and leave me a message there.
Until next time,
P.S. BTW, it is National Left Handed Day. I want to give a shout out to my grandson, Drew and my closest cousin, Sandy. Both left-handers and both super people. Love you!