Full record for dystopia n.

Definition an imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible; opposite of utopia
OED requirements antedating 1952
Earliest cite Negkey & Patrick, 'Quest for Utopia'
Last modified 31 July, 2019

Citations for dystopia n.

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1980 D. Brin Sundiver x.xxxi. 337 Some sort of dystopia, wasn't it? [about Huxley's Brave New World]
1991 Locus Nov. 17/1 ‘Down and Out in the Year 2000’ make us live for a while in their two versions of future dystopia.
1991 Locus May 38/2 Are you warning us, is this dystopia, or are you advocating a new lifestyle?
1993 Locus June 59/1 A sneaky dystopia about religion and rationality that comes on as a Jack-Vancean travelogue-with-melodrama tale.
1994 Science-Fiction Studies Mar. 52 The three legs would head off in three different directions that were as far apart from each other as I could imagine, each of them taking a basic science fiction scenario–the after-the-fall, the dystopia, and the utopia.
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. July 38/3 This novel is described?as ‘A Science Fiction Noir’ and it certainly is that, and a dystopia, as disgraced ex-cop, now low-ball private eye Cage, and android?Jonny Cache?join forces to solve the murder of her former owner/friend who died horribly by apparent spontaneous human combustion.
2002 Dreamwatch Sept. 56/3 But while countless movies have been set in gritty dystopias or fanciful medieval kingdoms, none have paired aspects of those two worlds in such an unusual way.