Here’s the thing about the apocalypse: You don’t know when it’s coming. It’s an obvious truth, yet it’s what grants the apocalypse narrative endurance. The Apostle Paul warned the Thessalonians that destruction will come like a “thief in the night.” Even as prophecies go, Paul’s is particularly devastating, his…
The cyberpunk dystopian future of Blade Runner, with its artificial landscapes, might never become a reality. We’re heading into a much weirder version of the future.
At face value, Killing Time at Lightspeed looks like a browser-based text adventure, or perhaps some sort of dated social-media app you found on a phone you left in a drawer and forgot you had. But at its heart, KTAL is much more than that, using all the best elements of text-based adventures to bear a point-and-click…
Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
Everybody loves a good dystopia, where the world of today has turned into a nightmare of decay, hopelessness and gelatinous food cubes. But to do them right, you need to follow these ten rules.
Earth has seen much better days, and science says it's largely humanity's fault. This week, the antarctic ice sheet's eventual collapse was declared "unstoppable" by research teams. How might we survive unprecedented rises in sea level? No one's sure, but games like BioShock and Brink may have the right idea.