The Attraction of Dystopia

So many times in science fiction, we write about dystopian worlds… and as readers, we are also attracted to them.

Have you ever asked yourself: What is the attraction of dystopia?

It’s an important question to ask, because I think dystopia hold different attraction for different types of people. For myself, I enjoy writing about dystopia because it gives my characters a chance to grow. It gives them opportunities to discover their values, face their fears, and transform into heroes and heroines that are greater than they every could have imagined.

I also enjoy thinking about society, government, and economics – about the lengths that some people will go to for power, and then lengths others will go to for survival.

For it is often through the worst circumstances imaginable that we can discover who we truly are.

If you, like me, enjoy dystopia, here is a wonderful video set in a dystopian reality. It’s another song from Starset, called Carnivore.

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