Dystopian Fiction: Trapped in a Nightmare Future

This exhibition showcases some of the landmarks of dystopian fiction. The popularity of this genre suggests that readers have a fascination with societies in which poverty, suffering, and oppression isolate the individual, and populations are ruled by nightmarish totalitarian regimes. The exhibition is inspired by the critically-acclaimed young adult novel Quarantine, written by Tom Voorhies and Lex Hrabe. Hrabe is a U.Va. graduate and one-time student employee of the Small Special Collections Library.