Ever read a sci-fi/fantasy novel and thought: I would love to live in this world? Well, this is the complete opposite of that. I’m going to break down the top 10 sci-fi/fantasy worlds that I would not want to live in, whether that’s because they’re filled with killer AI’s or based on societies where children have to kill each other. There are lots of terrifying fictional worlds out there – so, without further ado…
10. The Call – Peadar O Guilin
If you’ve read this book, then you know how terrifying it would be to live in this world! At some point in every teenagers’ life, they will be transported to the Grey Land and expected to survive there for the next twenty four hours. In this land, children are tortured by psychotic fairies; their bodies twisted and manipulated in horrible ways… Let’s just say, I wouldn’t want to be a teenager in this world.
9. Name of the Wind
This wouldn’t be such a bad world to live in if you had money. Unfortunately for Kvothe, he didn’t, which means he is beaten by officers, robbed by other homeless children, and even when he gets to the university his life is made Hell by some of the richer students *cough* Ambrose. Not to mention the evil shadow going around killing everyone.
8. The Lunar Chronicles
This has a world of people called Lunars, who can essentially make you do and see whatever they want. Um, no thanks.
Everyone over the age of fifteen completely disappears, leaving everyone fourteen and under in a small town trapped beneath a dome. This alone would be a big no no, but the fact that animals can talk and attack strategically, never mind that a giant mutant creature is trying to kill everyone would definitely terrify me. I suppose since I’m not under fifteen, I’d be fine, but still.
6. The Maze Runner
If I was in the world of The Maze Runner, I’d be terrified. Waking up with no memory, trapped inside a perilous maze and surrounded by mutant robots does not sound like an enjoyable experience.
5. The Hunger Games
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. Personally, I have no survival skills and I’m definitely not a fighter, so I’m sure I’d be a goner if I was ever selected to be in the Hunger Games.
4. Red Rising
If you think The Hunger Games is crazy, then this takes that to a whole new level, and that doesn’t even cover the horrors that the reds have to go through in the mines. Unlike The Hunger Games, the training academy for the Golds lasts for months, with all involved expected to make their own way. Murder and even worse fates are not out of the question, which sounds like a big bowl of nope to me.
First of all, the fact that this is set on a spaceship is already a no from me. There are so many things that could go wrong in that scenario, and it definitely does in this book. There’s a plague that essentially sends the victim into a murderous rage, never mind the fact that a psychotic robot is doing everything in its power to kill everyone. Needless to say, I would not want to be in this scenario.
2. Attack on Titan
Drunken giants that are trying to eat you. Do I really need to say anymore? Plus, a society shrouded in so much secrecy is not a great place to live, although you could argue we’re already living in one…
1. A Song of Ice and Fire
So many bad things happen to everyone in this series! Unlike most other novels, the heroes are not always victorious, sometimes they’re murdered in the most gruesome ways. People are flayed alive, or executed for something they didn’t do. Basically, if I were teleported into the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, I’d cry myself to sleep; between white walkers, the Lannisters, and Ramsay Bolton, this is not the place to be.
What about you? What fantasy/sci-fi world would you not want to live in? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!