For this Sci-Friday, enjoy this SNL lampoon of every young adult dystopian novel, ever. I’ve voiced my disdain for dystopia and post-apoc fiction before, but let’s take a moment to reflect on why, again. Watch out for one swear at the end but otherwise this is safe for kids. Take a look:
Yeah, yeah – people love dystopian scifi. Who cares? Dystopian fiction fails to acknowledge the truth – we’re already living there. If you showed the front page of the local news to your family in 1960, they’d burst into tears. ‘What happened? Why aren’t you fixing it?’ I don’t have a good answer for that, and neither do you.
So yeah, dystopia … it’s mockable to me, and maybe to you, too. Enjoy this cool little short and the beginning of fall! you enjoyed this discussion, please feel welcomed to dive down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Have a great weekend! 🙂