In The Hunger Games, the future consists of a world where children from poor neighbourhoods are chosen by a lottery system to fight to the death...on television!!!! Our heroine Katniss Everdeen must go on TV and kill 23 other children to be crowned the winner.
For those of you who are not knowledgeable about science fiction, I can give you a quick primer: Many science fiction novels consist of dystopian futures or utopian futures. The authors answer the "What if?" question by saying "What if our world went horribly wrong in the future?" or "What if our world went wonderfully right in the future?"
Many reviewers of this trilogy made the silly mistake of assuming that The Hunger Games depicted a dystopian future. But I can tell you that this is very wrong. How do I know? Because fighting to death on national television WOULD BE AWESOME.
Only imagine if this existed today!
Imagine a beautiful, muscular, athletic specimen of a unicorn going on television and displaying his fighting prowess in front of the entire country.
Imagine sitting at home in front of your television and watching him demonstrate mastery of the crossbow, the tomahawk, the katana, the scimitar, the morning star, and perhaps even the trebuchet?? While the sun shone down and his teeth sparkled and his eyes gleamed with excitement and as he killed the other contestants he would let loose a hilarious catchphrase such as "I guess you AXED for it!"
Of course I would never murder anyone currently because that would be wrong, but if I were forced to on television, it wouldn't be my fault. KILL OR BE KILLED: UNICORN STYLE.
The nation would fall in love with our deadly reality TV unicorn hero. And I would never have trouble getting a date for the rest of eternity!!!!