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Re­lease Date: 15 Jan­uary

128 pages | Hard­back Au­thor: Dave Golder Pub­lisher: Flame Tree Pub­lish­ing

The lat­est in the large- for­mat Gothic Dreams se­ries, which com­bine 60- odd il­lus­tra­tions ( usu­ally in the form of fan­tasy art) with 10,000 words of copy.

This pot­ted over­view of the SF genre du jour seeks to de­fine what a dystopia is, ex­plore com­mon themes and chart how the genre has de­vel­oped, not only in lit­er­a­ture but also in films, tele­vi­sion and videogames.

Along the way there are some at­trac­tive paint­ings of, for ex­am­ple, over­grown sky­scrapers and a flooded Lon­don.

Would make a good start­ing point for a young fan of The Hunger Games who’s ready to have their hori­zons ex­panded.

Long- time SFX edi­tor Dave Golder wrote the text, so you should all buy a copy.

In fact, buy two copies. Then give them away and buy two more.

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