dystopian dystopian

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia
  2. (adj) as bad as can be; characterized by human misery

Usage(s):

  1. Roosevelt, scarcely an exemplar of humility, nonetheless saved the possibility of governmental humility from the forces of utopian and dystopian arrogance.
  2. In Fritz Lang's classic silent film, the robot Maria incites a full-scale rebellion in a futuristic dystopian world.
  3. Now it is as dark and drear as the conventions of dystopian science fiction demand.

News

  1. Amazon reports spike in sales of George Orwell's '1984'

    SEATTLE, June 12 (UPI) -- George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" is enjoying a spike in sales in the wake of revelations on surveillance in the United States.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Surveillance reports spark sales of '1984'

    The country's book-buyers are reading up on being watched. Sales for dystopian classics such as George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" have been strong since news ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Sales of George Orwell's '1984' Have Gone Up 3,100% in the Past 24 Hours

    George Orwell's dystopian fiction Nineteen Eighty-Four is enjoying a renaissance. According to the lastest sales rankings published by Amazon.com, sales of the classic novel's 2003 reprint have spiked 3,100% over the past 24 hours as coverage has widened of the fresh reports (and new confusion) about the National Security Agency's data gathering programs and the 29-year-old Booz Allen Hamilton ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Speaking about the recent filming experience, guitarist Nick Hipa said, "The concept of our new video is conceptually akin to books like 'The Scarlet Letter', while visually it is influenced by the idea of post- apocalyptic dystopian societies as...
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Nick Hipa Source: Blabbermouth.net

  2. "Why on earth do we think that this fundamentalist capitalism that we keep pushing will do anything other than what it is already doing, which is building this dystopian of haves and have nots," Klein asks. "If we want to know what the world...
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Naomi Klein Source: Jam! Showbiz

  3. Tykwer describes it as "Melvillean high-seas drama to California noir and dystopian fantasy."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Tom Tykwer Source: Hollywoodnews.com

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