Brave New Worlds before Huxley and Orwell

‘At its core, dystopian fiction engages with some of the key cultural, moral, and scientific questions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, many of which we are still asking today: the role of science in the modern world, the moral responsibility we have when developing science and technology, attitudes to euthanasia, humanity’s responsibility for the environment, the distribution of wealth, and the role of religion in a secular society. ‘ Yes! Exactly the topics I look at in my own novel projects, precisely because I find them such important themes to discuss, especially in today’s society.