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Ecotopia: A Novel
Ernest Callenbach
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Ecotopia: A Novel

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 181 pages
Published April 1990 by Bantam Book
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I'm re-reading this in my late forties, remembering how much my Dad liked it when we both read it in the early Reagan era, and how much hope we both had for environmentally and socially progressive change, even if it meant the division of the country he had fought for in WWII.

I'm impressed with some of Callenbach's predictions: my collective household has held group Google Hangouts as a way of interviewing potential housemates long-distance.

Some of his other ideas, while intriguing, are so ine
Scott Bischke
Read this book ages ago and while I don't recall it to be phenomenal, it did hang with me as my first look at how future societies might orient themselves. Likely there was an entire genre of such books before Callenbach produced ECOTOPIA--I don't know, I just know for me this was the first. Now it seems like the future, generally dystopian rather than utopian, movies and books abound (think anything from MAD MAX to THE HUNGER GAMES).
I loved this book. I wish California was its own country right now.
Rory Richardson
Not the most well written, but strikes a cord with northwest pathos.
I want the bumper sticker.
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