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Did you wonder how it's gonna be like in the future?

Hosted by the Consul of the Mannheim Book Club - A Kingdom of Words Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 27 Sep 18:30 - 21:30

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The summer is almost over so we can slowly put away sun-filled holidays literature and turn into more serious topics.

September event is dedicated to distopia - future pictured in not the brightest colours. Would it be a theocratic regime? Environmental cataclysm? state-planned economy with privileges for the small elite class? Will technology lead to society dysfunction? Will humans turn to be victims of their own development?

This topic has been present in literature for decades, so bring any of the books that you've already read or pick up one from the recommendation list below. And most importantly - help us to see if there is any remedy or suggestions how undesirable scenario for societies could be prevented.

See you there,
Marta

RECOMMENDATION LIST
1984, George Orwell
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
When the Sleeper Wakes, H.G. Wells
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
V for Vendetta, Alan Moore
Riders of the Purple Wage, Philip Jose Farmer
Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury'
That Hideous Strength, C. S. Lewis
The Machine Stops, E. M. Forster
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer
Divergent, Insurgent, Veronica Roth
The Maze Runner, James Dashner
Delirium, Lauren Oliver.
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