We conclude our discussion on novels about future societies.
P. J. Hoover
My real first intro into future societies, particularly dystopic, was the awesome movie LOGAN’S RUN (which is a total classic, in my opinion). Sure, I was a kid when I watched it, but the things that stuck with me the most were (1) the images of Washington DC presented in total decay; and (2) the idea that people would be killed when they turned 30. It wasn’t the tube transportation or the fancy surgery techniques though these were cool. They were strictly sci-fi aspects. The fascination was in wondering about the answers to the “why” question. Why did DC get neglected? What so horrible could have happened to make people retreat into a bubble? Why did people get killed when they were 30? Were there too many? And after the why questions, the wondering if this type of thing ever really could happen in our society.
I love that we’re seeing so much dystopic these days. It makes me want to get out my LOGAN’S RUN DVD, make a bowl of popcorn, and watch it while thinking about how happy I am our society is not like Logan’s. Otherwise I wouldn’t be around to do the watching