I have an idea for a dystopian novel playing around the back of my mind and I was trying to think of the essentials in creating that sort of world. Here are some things I think are essential: 1. Corruption - this leads to uprisings and rebellion and it seems to be key to every dystopian I've read such as Divergent, Brave New World, and Anthem 2. Government control - I think this is important because it is something we fear as society, we fear oppression especially by those who dictate our laws 3. Overcoming - this is when a group of misfits, loners, seemingly weak people band together and fight for the greater good, I think it's because we all want to be a hero What are some things that you think are essential for creating a dystopian universe?