Best Utopian & Dystopian Fiction ( books)Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia. Many books that deal with "utopia" are actually putting out a plot or message of a "false utopia". Also see Dystopia. More most read this week tagged "utopia"
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This is a list of utopian literature. A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. It is a common literary theme, especially in speculative fiction and science fiction. The word "utopia" was coined in Greek language by Sir Thomas More for his book Utopia , but the genre has roots dating back to antiquity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History of Western Philosophy.
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Make Your Own List. Utopia is out of fashion because efforts to set one up normally end disastrously, says author Ellen Wayland-Smith.
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This comedy of manners focuses on Bron Helstrom, a young man living on Triton who has previously worked on Mars as a male prostitute. - For this list, we looked for books that showed a brighter possibility for the future. Interestingly, there are several books that appear on both the Dystopian and Utopian book lists.
The book tells the story of Vasco de Quiroga who, using Thomas More's Utopia as his blueprint, forged a commune on Mexico City's outskirts. Not always seen as being within the utopian genre, but Plato's Republic was the first work of world literature to envisage an ideal state, and to lay down concrete parameters as to the activities of each and every class within society. Of course! Eponymous founder of the genre; brilliant mixture of satire, political idealism, and obfuscation of the author's own views. More's book has been seen by some as an attempt to justify colonisation of the Americas, by others as a dreary state of Catholic dogma and by his champions as a proto-communistic vision. The book's very indeterminacy is testament to its constant inventiveness.
S cience fiction is a genre filled with endless possibility, which makes it somewhat baffling that more often than not, all of its roads lead to grim places. Stories featuring militaristic regimes and global catastrophe are far more common than paradises. This is primarily because storm-tossed waves make for more dramatic navigation than placid lakes — but as everyone knows, still waters run deep. Take any of these examples. This novel is technically a dystopia, as it deals in future gloom and doom in the form of a global pandemic.