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Old December 4th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hadron View Post
I don't know whether I'd have called "the sheep look up" dystopian, but love that book.

Try "Make Room, Make Room" by Harry Harrison - best known for light stuff like Deathworld or the Stainless Steel Rat, but a seriously bleak novel about overpopulation.
The Sheep Look Up is definitely dystopian. It does sort of end in a big bang, but not an earth-demolishing/human-ending one. It deals with the destruction of the environment and increasing corporatism (pollution, acid rain, etc) and its effects (climate change, earthquakes, wars, birth defects, extinction of animal species, civil unrest, gov't corruption, religious nuts) mostly told from the point of view of what is happening in the U.S. What would you call it if not dystopian?

and Make Room, Make Room, the book the movie Soylent Green was based upon, right? Growing up, I had a few nightmares about that movie.
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