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A dystopia is an unpleasant (typically repressive) society, often propagandized as being utopian. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction states that dystopian works depict a negative view of "the way the world is supposedly going in order to provide urgent propaganda for a change in direction."
This Golden Deer Classics anthology contains the following classic dystopian works:
- Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
- Erewhon, or Over The Range by Samuel Butler
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
- The Iron Heel by Jack London
- The Trial by Franz Kafka