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The best dystopian novels fear the misery that is involved with being a part of a certain society. These types of societies are usually repressed by government. The best post apocalyptic books show the breakdown of society after a catastrophic event that kills off most humans, such as a widespread illness or environmental disaster. In post-apocalyptic fiction there is usually no government left, and people live in very small communities or on their own. Some literature merge the two concepts, such as the society forms and becomes a dystopia. Otherwise, they don’t technically have a state or society and don’t qualify as dystopian.
A utopia is a place that is too good to be true, a dystopia is a place that we certainly don’t want to exist. Dystopian’s live in a society that is burdened with suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic. In dystopian literature imaginary societies are dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible, anti-utopia. Dystopian fiction is futuristic, imagine a universe in which oppressive social control and the illusion of a perfect society are upheld through corporate or bureaucratic control. In some of the best dystopian books people suffer from cultish religions, limited resources, and unchecked violence. Dystopian novels usually have an abundance of human misery, in some cases they make people believe they are not miserable, they promote propaganda to make the people think that it is a utopia.
Both utopias and dystopias share similar characteristics of science fiction and fantasy, and both are usually set in a futuristic setting.