Scripturient: The dystopian present

If there is one good thing to come out of the election of Donald Trump, it has been the renewed interest in a certain genre of literature. Sales of dystopian novels have skyrocketed on Amazon, in particular what might be called “The Big Three” of dystopian tales: George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, ...

The Disaffected Lib: How the Fearsome Become the Fearful

A Weapon of Weakness? How did we become indentured to a culture of fear?  Fear-mongering has become a modus operandi in today’s morally corrupt, visionless politics.  It is the stock in trade of authoritarians like our own Stephen Harper and it’s effective. The thing is democracy cannot thrive in the presence of a culture of fear. ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trailer for Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Movie

Here’s the trailer for MaddAddam, the much-anticipated film based on the final novel in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian trilogy. The post Trailer for Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Movie appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies follows a group of boys as they go to the worst summer camp ever. There are no tents or cabins for them to sleep in, the food is terrible, and the staff seem to have left … Continue reading →