George Orwell, 1984. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World. Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale.
Why all the dystopic books lately, or has it always been this way? From time-tested masterpieces such as Cervantes's Don Quixote through Orwell's modern classic (and now once again bestseller) 1984 and into today's works, speculative fiction has always played a prominent role in the collective consciousness. Join us for a discussion about speculative fiction's commentary on contemporary society both then and now, and how it can change how we think about tomorrow. The panel will be moderated by longtime WBAI radio host Jim Freund.