Nineteen Eighty-Four, often titled 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell.
The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. As literary political fiction and dystopian SF, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style. Many of its terms and concepts have entered into common use since its publication in 1949.
Fandom absorbed 1984 as sf and has lightly used its themes and concepts. (See the Fancyclopedia 2 article on Newspeak.) 1984/ was on Fancyclopedia 2's Basic Stfantasy Library list.
The LA in 1984 Worldcon bid used a 1984-ish theme.
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