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Poll: Which work of dystopian literature would you rather live in?
  • 21% - Brave New World 268
  • 10.5% - 1984 134
  • 3.3% - Anthem 42
  • 9.4% - The Giver 120
  • 14.9% - Hunger Games 190
  • 31% - The Bridges of Madison County 396
  • 10% - A different novel I'll comment about 128
1278 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

shyflyguy


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TRON!

Also how did you forget about Jennifer Government, THX 1138, and Fahrenheit 451?

redspecial


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Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

ardubu


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Dune.

If you want, you pay...
But, if you need, you pay more!

caliz83


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'V for Vendetta' or 'The Watchmen'

skgpyro


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No way, Soylent Green all the way. I mean sure, when you hear first hear about it, it's pretty hard to swallow. But after a while, I bet it's not so bad.

1blackcat77


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If it's dystopian, it follows that you wouldn't want to live there, right?

I'm really awfully glad I'm (not)a Beta...

wingedsurfgirl


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Only if they declare me a savage... And send me to the reservation right quick.

beaglebrains


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Matrix? Wouldn't even know its dystopian...

DivineAna


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Invitation to the Game, which is an older YA dystopian novel in which most jobs have been replaced by robots, and your likelihood of getting a job after finishing school is basically zero. Groups of graduates move into decaying cities together, and focus on surviving until they receive an invitation to the game, which seems to be some kind of exploration game.

The details of the dystopia are exaggerated versions of the world we live in now, and I like the adventurous aspects of it, and the possibility of something new in the future.

krdshrk


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Ender's Game universe.

SteveCarl


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Asimov's Foundation

kbruton


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Having a hard time deciding between Mad Max and Waterworld. Bet you didn't know these were novels.

zasseg


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Thneedville.

foobarski


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A Clockwork Orange, because who wouldn't be up for a little of the old ultra-violence, my droogs?

"Is there anything a man don't stand to lose, when the devil wants to take it all away?
Cherish well your thoughts, and keep a tight grip on your booze.
Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today."
-- John Perry Barlow / Bob Weir ("Mexicali Blues")

maxikyd


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Fahrenheit 451, but I'd be the "crazy" lady who burned herself with her books. :-)

maxikyd


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skgpyro wrote:No way, Soylent Green all the way. I mean sure, when you hear first hear about it, it's pretty hard to swallow. But after a while, I bet it's not so bad.



Pun intended?

janse


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Battle Royal... again, most people probably didn't know there was a book, then a manga, then a movie.

timcurry


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Death Race 2000. There has to be a novel out there somewhere.

roadlizard7


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foobarski wrote:A Clockwork Orange, because who wouldn't be up for a little of the old ultra-violence, my droogs?



And a little Ludwig Von.

moles1138


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foobarski wrote:A Clockwork Orange, because who wouldn't be up for a little of the old ultra-violence, my droogs?



To this day I cannot hear "Singin' in the Rain" without givin' a little kick.

moles1138


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Logan's Run.
Wait. I'd be dead. Excuse me... Renewed. A couple of times over. And half way to the next.

PocketBrain


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SteveCarl wrote:Asimov's Foundation


You beat me to it. Especially Gaia, your consciousness is backed up to the cloud!! Everlasting life, baby!

Or, of course, Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker universe.

daveinwarshington


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OZ.
I already know to splash water on the bad witch, and to not fully believe the good witch (oh, did I forget to tell you that you could have gone home anytime you wanted?)
The trained flying monkeys could be handy, I suppose...

dreley


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The Circle-its closer than you think.

GregVale


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The Fifth Element

phredt


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Ankh-Morpork, because if you're gonna have crime anyway, it ought to be organized.

papaof2


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None of the above. It's an online serial novel
http://pawfiction.proboards.com/thread/346/accidental-family

Depending on your outlook, you might also find some of the other stories there interesting.

n2um


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What makes you think "A New World" would be any better? That's an Obama goal...

SteelBug


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How did everyone miss the present government?

WaywardMom


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Lord of the Flies or The Running Man. I know, some people say Lord of the Flies isn't dystopian but then again 36% chose The Bridges of Madison County (definately NOT dystopian and horribly insipid).

psubond


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Anything but 1984. Truly terrifying book

jpchamberlin


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Ankh-Morpork definitely gets a solid vote, though if I were to go with a more proper dystopian setting it would be Flashback, Dan Simmons' one and only dystopian novel.

kmcnabb


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I, Robot. Love and miss Arthur C. Clarke

diveborg


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SteveCarl wrote:Asimov's Foundation



That's my close second choice.

My choice would be Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

Alternately, it isn't dystopian, but STNG would be awesome. Also wouldn't mind living in Niven's Known Universe. Who wouldn't want to see a Puppeteer.

tanaise


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skgpyro wrote:No way, Soylent Green all the way. I mean sure, when you hear first hear about it, it's pretty hard to swallow. But after a while, I bet it's not so bad.



If it's literature, then the dystopia would be Make Room, Make Room, not Soylent Green. Spoiler: it's not people. It's just more awesome than the previously available Soylent Brown. It does kill the old folks, but doesn't use them for food. Does this make it more or less of a dystopia? who can really say.

tanaise


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WaywardMom wrote: but then again 36% chose The Bridges of Madison County (definately NOT dystopian and horribly insipid).



I'm sure you'd change your mind if you had to live in it.