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The Next Hunger Games Novel Is Called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

We’d known that Suzanne Collins’ surprise announcement of a new Hunger Games novel was going to be a precursor to her beloved YA dystopian trilogy. Now, it’s got a shiny new cover and an intriguing new name. Read More >>

The Girl With All the Gifts Author M.R. Carey Has a New Post-Apocalyptic Series, and We’ve Got the First Look

M.R. Carey, who wrote remarkable zombie tale The Girl With All the Gifts, is one of our favorite authors here at Gizmodo. We’ve been lucky enough to share excerpts from his works in the past, and we’ve got another one for you now: a first look at the debut book in his new post-apocalyptic trilogy, The Book of Koli. Read More >>

Mortal Engines Is a By-the-Numbers Dystopian Drama That’s Several Years Too Late

Much like the toasters, smartphones, and Minions statues that decorate the London Museum, Mortal Engines feels like the relic of a bygone era – a time when audiences cared about dystopian fiction, and “strong female characters” were little more than toughened blank slates. Mortal Engines might take place thousands of years in the future, but it’s a movie that’s stuck in the past. Read More >>

Company Offers Free, Totally Not Creepy Microchip Implants to Employees

Is that an especially sickly hue in the smog clouds? A faint smell of ammonia in the air? Maybe this morning feels particularly dystopian because Wisconsin-based Three Two Market plans to become the first US company—and one of the first companies period—to offer microchip implants to its employees. Read More >>

Silicon Valley Can’t Stop Puking Money All Over Soylent

Soylent, a substance, is about to be everywhere. A team of queasy venture capitalists just invested $50 million into the company. This, despite the fact that Soylent is perhaps best known for lying about its ingredients and giving people fits of relentless vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhoea. Read More >>

9 Songs In The UK Top 10 Are By Ed Sheeran

Hearty congratulations to Coldplay, whose single 'Something Just Like This' with The Chainsmokers has broken into the Ed Sheeran Chart at number 7. Read More >>

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Gas Leaks, Fires, Thieves: Australia is Having a Bad Time at the Olympics

Australia’s Olympic teams, which are currently preparing to compete in the upcoming Summer Games, have it really bad, and their competition includes a woman who recently mistook a large dildo for a duck. Read More >>

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Virtual Reality Bedtime Lets You Ditch the Kids at Home

Being a parent, fun as it can sometimes be, is also incredibly difficult.* And for a parent who can’t be there for everything—because of work, travel obligations, divorce or separation, or other circumstances—it can be even harder. Read More >>

France’s Destruction of a Migrant Camp Looks Like a Scene From ‘They Live’

The French migrant camp near Calais, also known as The Jungle, is currently being torn down with the help of “several hundred” riot police, according to the Wall Street Journal. And sadly it looks like a scene from John Carpenter’s 1988 horror-dystopia film They Live. Read More >>

Google X Is Now Just Called ‘X’

The most threatening letter of the alphabet is now the new name of Google’s quasi-secret moonshot lab: Google X is now just “X.” Hear that? That’s the sound of paranoid civilians boarding up windows and prepping drone-downing canons. Read More >>

The Family Dinner of the Future From 1981 Looks Bloody Depressing

What will the family dinner of the future look like? According to the 1981 kids’ book Tomorrow’s Home, it’s filled with robots, computers, and tasty synthetic foods. Except upon closer inspection, everybody looks downright miserable. Read More >>

Testing Kids for “Potential Depression” Seems Like a Bad Idea

What if you lived in a world where every kid got tested for potential depression when they were in primary school? This video, from Binghamton University, describes new research on how it could happen. Read More >>