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A Bleak Read: Why Dystopian Fiction Is Popular Now

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George Orwell. Margaret Atwood. Aldous Huxley. Books by these authors and others are flying off the shelves as millions of readers reach for fictional accounts of tyrants, new world orders and dark, futuristic landscapes. We talk about the books and writers many Americans are turning to at a time of uncertainty and change. Is this the literature of our discontent?