Followers is a dystopia quite unlike anything I’ve read up until now. Half the book is set in 2051, mostly in the closed town of Constellation, California. Government-appointed celebrities live 99% of their lives in front of a camera, for the viewing pleasure of the rest of the country. Corporate sponsors dictate what happens in their lives, and the stars have zero input. No one is allowed to leave. Despite having millions of followers, that is precisely what Marlow wants to do when she learns her life is based on a lie.
Welcome to Dystopia is a collection of 45 dystopian short stories that are dark, politically charged, and unsettling.
The year is 2080, and the residents of Craigluy have long been separated by walls into three class-based territories: L for the lower-class, M for the middle-class, and U for the upper-class. Because the citizens of Territory L are poor, President Esther has decreed they are no longer allowed to have children. Pregnant women are jailed until they give birth, then their babies are killed. 18-year-old Emma Whisperer, the last child allowed to live in L, is determined to tear down the walls, and bring an end to Esther’s despotic rule. She must… if she hopes to find her missing niece before she is killed. Continue reading