I started a new discussion group in SFX magazine
YA Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction.
To get the discussion going, I asked the question “What do you think the difference is between apocalyptic and dsytopian fiction? I think in the former you have civilization in danger (zombies, nature gone wild) or already zapped Post-Apocalyptic (the Road). The latter you need to have an authoritarian state (1984, Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)).”
Drop on by and join the group all you Sci Fi and Fantasy fans.