Dystopian fiction- sometimes combined with, but distinct from apocalyptic literature - is the opposite: the portrayal of a setting that completely disagrees with the author's ethos. The critic August Nemo selected seven classic tales of dystopian scenarios. - The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster - The Answer by H. Beam Piper - The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel - The Empire of the Ants by H.G. Wells - In The Year 2889 by Jules Verne - The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers - Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!