The Hunger Games: Dystopian Timeline From 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' To Now (PHOTOS)

Dystopian novel fans are looking forward to seeing the new film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' 'The Hunger Games,' which hit theaters today (or, to be more precise, at midnight last night, for the more rabid fans who were willing to wait in hellishly long lines).

But where did the dystopian novel come from? And when did it become so popular? This dystopian timeline infographic from Goodreads breaks these questions down in a super cool way.

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