Have any of you written/attempted to write dystopian fiction, or read good examples of a dystopia world? What elements do you think are critical to a good dystopia? I've been trying to keep my story in line with a dystopian style, but I keeps drifting away into a normal world somewhere between dystopia and utopia. The difficulty is making the dystopian aspects attractive, with a location or society almost "beautifully" degraded, so that the world is actually interesting and has hidden strength and beauty rather than just making the reader feel miserable and negative towards the story. Eventually I just naturally seem to lift in more utopian features to stop the story feeling depressive and hollow.