Splickety March 2018 cover

Zombies, and dictators, and plagues—oh my! Though the backdrop of a dystopian novel is bleak, there’s something deeply compelling and, fundamentally, hopeful about it—a sort of defy-all-odds audacity determined to search for a better world in spite of the way everything is crumbling. One reasonThe Hunger Games is popular is because it doesn’t flinch away from darkness or death, but pushes on toward hope in spite of the horror.

In this issue of Splickety, enjoy stories in this vein—dark, sometimes brutal, but always with a trajectory toward something better.

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What is YOUR favorite dystopian story or movie?