The Grape Vine Summer Holidays 2014 | Page 2


Hello, Summer Holidays!

Welcome to the latest issue of the St Andrews Green Valley online magazine.

This issue all the writing is on the theme of Dystopia. No, it’s not a strange disease that you need to get a vaccination for. A dystopia is an imaginary society – usually, but not always, set in the future - where life is unpleasant or dangerous.

Here’s Wikipedia on the subject:

"……a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. Such societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in a future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society.”