“A dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is translated as “bad place” and is an antonym of utopia.”
I have a weird question: if I write a story where the society is in a surprisingly good shape - if you take into the consideration the circumstances… is it dystopia?
I mean - you do what you do to survive. It was the only way to overcome the situation. Undesirable? Frightening? Sure, but you made it - and as long as you stay alive, you can always make a comeback, build a better future.
I don’t feel that falls into the category of dystopia (or, in my case, post-apocalyptic). On the other hand,…