Die a hero or live long enough to become the villain

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2021

November

DIE A HERO OR BECOME THE VILLAIN

Batman once said, "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
That's quite a statement from the caped crusader, and one which has many undertones that are worth examining when we discuss the role of the hero [...]

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2021

September

THE EPIC HERO

It was 1978, and my father took my brothers and I to see Superman at the local cinema. Before the film had even begun, we were jumping with excitement at the zoom effects used on the titles, and more importantly, bouncing along with John Williams’ brilliant score [...]

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2021

September

DEFINING DYSTOPIA

Since launching HeroPlot, one of the questions I am often asked is, "How do you define dystopia?"

The real question I think, is not about how to define a dystopia, but to try to understand why, despite history, experience, and countless warnings, dystopias still seemingly prevail... or at least remain the catalysts that draw us deeper into their literary worlds today [...]