Tag: Dystopian Fiction

Literature

The Best Dystopian Novels Written Before Orwell’s 1984

10 interesting works of dystopian fiction that predate George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) is perhaps the most famous dystopian novel in the world, with the adjective ‘Orwellian’ being listed in the Oxford English Dictionary and the phrases ‘Big Brother’, ‘thoughtcrime’, and ‘newspeak’ being part of the language. But Orwell’s classic […]

Literature

Brave New Worlds before Huxley and Orwell

In this guest blog post written for the excellent Great Writers Inspire blog, run by the University of Oxford, our founder-editor Dr Oliver Tearle explores the complex history of dystopian fiction. Click on the link below to visit the Great Writers Inspire site and read the blog post, which includes details of the […]