His Fordship in the Capitol and Big Brother in the Districts: How The Hunger Games' World of Tomorrow Builds on SF's Classic Past

Thursday Aug 18   02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (1 hour)
Kansas City Convention Center - 2201 (Academic)
Who was more accurate in his dire prediction of how the world would go wrong: Aldous Huxley or George Orwell? One of the most innovative contributions of The Hunger Games is its answer to this often-posed question. In telling her tale of Panem, author Suzanne Collins carefully balances a Huxleyan nightmare in the Capitol against an Orwellian horror in the Districts. Join Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores The Hunger Games as a product of and homage to Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, Huxley’s Brave New World, Orwell’s 1984, and the ongoing conversation of modern dystopian science fiction.

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