Two people with their mouths open and a jigsaw maze coming out of them.
American Literature

Samuel Delany’s Heterotopia

August 11, 2021

Samuel Delany uses the term heterotopia as a subtitle of a novel which grapples with identity, sex, and gender. It focuses on how things and concepts such as gender can become impossible to name. […]

A photograph of the year 1984 with thread that looks like prison bars in front of it.
British Literature

“Nineteen Eighty-Four” and the Genre of Dystopia

June 10, 2021

In “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, there is a commitment to showing the potential of a totalitarian government to deliberately challenge the notion of the real. Maybe that’s why the book remains completely relevant even today. […]

An image of a mechanical arm and a butterfly.
Literature

John Wyndham: The Real Pioneer in Science Fiction

May 30, 2021

There are four different dark narratives in science fiction literature that shows a society after, before, and within an apocalypse. The narrative of ‘The Chrysalids’ describes a society after an apocalypse that happened some 1000 years earlier. […]

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