Dissecting Dragons: Episode 21: Down with the Empire - exploring political themes in YA Speculative Fiction

July 1, 2016

Episode 21: Down with the Empire - exploring political themes in YA Speculative Fiction

This week, the dragons take on the many different forms of government and rulership, examining how they are portrayed in YA speculative fiction - and what this means regarding the world we live in and the youth who will inherit it. Under the microscope this week: George Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984, Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen, Erika Johannson's Queen of the Tearling, Star Wars and Maria V Snyder's Poison Study Series. Featuring co-hosts and SFF writers J.A.Ironside and M.E.Vaughan
Title music: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic

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