Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want to Live In

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want to Live In

1. Panem

I would not do well in a stadium fight to the death.

2. Divergent-era Chicago

I would definitely be divergent, but I would definitely not be Dauntless either, I'd probably get stuck in either Abnegation, Erudite, or Candor.

3. Utopia

Yup, that's right. Thomas More's Utopia is pretty ridiculously weird. And I'm not too cool with their tactics of undermining other societies' governments via assassination.

4. Omelas

I'm reading "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" with my students now, stay tuned for a post. Basically, I would not want to be tempted to live in a perfect society based on one child's suffering.

5. Arrakis/Dune

I'd definitely want to visit, but living in the desert and conserving all my body's water in a stillsuit does not sound like a good time for very long. I would definitely live on Calladan, though.

6. Salusa Secundus

Don't really want to live on the Imperial Prison planet either, thanks.

7. 1984

No big brother for me.

8. Brave New World

No to soma, Fordism, and self-flagellation

9. Mars

Mars, whether in Bradbury or Vonnegut, is a pretty scary place. I might consider Malacandra from Out of the Silent Planet. Maybe.

10. Fillory

I don't care, anything having to do with The Magicians is creepy.

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