Wells, Vonnegut, and many others wrote it. The canonical literature list includes it. It is the strongest possible way to write social commentary--and yet, here in the contemporary U.S., there seems to place for it. The typical reader calls it "depressing." Everyone seems to want that happy ending. I sympathize with those who want a "happily ever after" in all thay they read, really I do; however, happy endings to not affect change. They do not reflect the realities of life and society. "Happily ever after," when it all comes down to it, only exists in fairy tales. Yes, there is a place for it--but there is also a place for change, for gritty reality, and for statements about the complacency in society.
Many of my works break against the current trends, in the belief that mainstream fiction is primed once more for speculative, more intellectually stimulating works. My novels are for an audience that is ready to be shocked, to be intrigued, and to be made to think about the world in a different way. Yes, this can be depressing at times, but it is also necessary. Without a focus on the negative, we cannot focus on creating the positive. Without dystopia, all that remains is complacency.
So, what do you think? Is America ready for something new and different? Is America ready to think? Ready to face reality? Ready for change? I think so ... but I'm interested in what you have to say about it.
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