What makes for good dystopian fiction?

As I read and write about dystopian books for this blog, I am noticing some patterns in terms of world building, character types and the kinds of disasters that make these books post-apocalyptic.  So I would love to hear your opinion on the following:

Do you prefer books where the dystopian world is about authoritarian governments, zombies, abuse of technology, or a natural disaster?  Why?


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