Dystopian fiction: Fantasy? Science Fiction? Neither?
Usually neither. Some of Ben Bova’s space travel/colonization sci fi kinda goes a bit into the dystopian realm, and I like his stuff, but there’s so much awful sci fi and fantasy out there that I don’t read it anymore w/out a rec from a friend, and I guess they just don’t like dystopian stuff 🙂
I think of it as its own genre. I label it as dystopian on my librarything.
fantasy – elves or unicorns or vampires or magical
science fiction – is closer to dystopian but less about how the world is run, or no disaster occuring to change the planet.
Sometimes. I think some of it is sci-fi or fantasy, and some is also young adult, and/or futuristic (which can overlap all of the above) so, in the end, thank god for multiple tagging.
Could be found in either, but I think more common theme for science fiction.
All, it’s good to see that even in this little community we’re undecided. The book in question, FWIW, was The City of Ember, and I decided not to count it toward my fantasy reading challenge.