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Great list. Thanks for publishing.
I would add a few, written in the 1940s by the author of the first Golden Age SF short story. “Black Destroyer”, by A E Van Vogt.
Van Vogt’s “The Weapon Shops Of Isher” and his “The World Of Null A”. “Null A” was published 4 years prior to “Nineteen Eighty – Four, in Astounding Magazine in many nations. Van Vogt’s many references to General Semantics and the time binding of history through words is a major theme of the novel. Many, myself included, think that Newspeak is a substitute for General Semantics in Ninteen Eighty – Four. This not a criticism of that, Orwell makes the issue of rewriting history through word redefinition much easier to understand.
The Road is not a Dystopian novel. It’s a Post-Apocalyptic one. There are many more Dystopian themed stories you could have chosen.
It is 100% a dystopian novel.
In which way The Road is dystopian?
In every way.
There are a lot of books written by women that have been excluded by this list, namely Margaret Atwood’s ” The Handmaid’s Tale” or Octavia Butler’s “The Parable of the Sower.” Honestly, a high schooler’s book report would have more insight than this article.
Also noting “The Road” is miscategorized as dystopian.
Absolutely not The Road. So many great dystopian novels have been left out. This article is another useless one written to occupy space by so called “experts”.
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