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forestagain asked: Is it all right to set your story in a dystopian/postapocalyptic world, but not make its plot about making major changes in it (like in the Hunger Games, which was about Katniss and her friends fighting the government)?
writing-questions-answered said: YES! Absolutely! There are many interesting things going on in a dystopia, so don’t feel they all have to be about rebellion. :)
nicarox said: Can you give suggestions? I haven’t read much where Dystopias AREN’T about fighting a government or higher power
We use storytelling to help us interpret and understand the human experience, and the human experience is about far more than rebelling against an oppressor. The human experience also includes stories of survival, escape, love, loss, finding answers, righting smaller wrongs, friendship, parenthood, transformation, personal growth, exploration and discovery, and so much more. These stories don’t have to be sub-plots to a rebellion plot. They can be the main plot in a dystopian setting.
Here are just a few examples you can check out. Some of these might qualify more as post-apocalyptic, but because they contain elements of corrupt or militaristic leadership/government, they still count as a dystopian setting:
Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick
The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves, and The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
There are also other dystopians where there are hints of a rebellion or an active rebellion not led by the protagonist:
I want to tell him to wait. To come back. To simply let me touch him and look at him and make sure he’s okay. I need to know that everything’s all right with him and the world. I just need to feel the heat of him. But I don’t know how to tell him all this. That I’m scared and I don’t know how to be normal. I’m broken, just like him, and I’m not sure I can fix myself.
And then his lips are on mine. It’s the warmth I feel first. The pure heat of him when he opens his mouth as if to devour me. There’s such an urgency–such a hunger between us–born of a need to be something to someone.