Ideas For A Dystopian Novel

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ I've been kicking around some ideas for a dystopian novel lately, and I was hoping readers might be able to provide me with some feedback. I'm picturing a story set in a world where everyone's a slave but doesn't know it. People think thoughts they believe they came up with themselves, make decisions and lifestyle choices that they think are their own, buy things they sincerely believe they want, consume entertainment they honestly feel they enjoy, vote for political candidates they truly think they support, when in reality they're all marching in complete obedience to an elite ruling class whose high-level mastery of mass-scale psychological manipulation has bent the public to their will.

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