Madeleine Deliee has written for the Washington Post, CNN, Playboy, SyFy Wire, Ozy, Good Housekeeping, and others about geekery, parenting, and random other stuff.
In the 1980s, young adult dystopian fiction was scarce. But today, it's a cultural touchstone and a force for change.
Sometimes, the option for escapism becomes a need: when my sister died, I needed it. Desperately.