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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
Also see Dystopia
“ My sense of the holy is bound up with the hope that some day my remote descendants will live in a global civilization in which love is pretty much the only law. ”
“ Communism is what happens when Socialists realize that they want complete control over every aspect of human life. ”
[close] This group explores, discusses, and provides a forum for humanist science fiction. Humanist science fiction and, by extension, transhumanist science fiction explore themes central to human improvement, expansion, and transcendence. While humanist science fiction, like all good storytelling, pits characters agains great challenges, its drama derives from the challenges inherent in being human in a complex universe; it needn't reach for tropes of petty villainy, the forced drama of poor choices, or readymade dystopias. It expressly avoids the supernatural or, at least, declares that the supernatural is natural. Discuss futurist ideas, works of humanist science fiction, and the challenges of humanist storytelling.
3 members, last active 7 years ago
The term "Climate Fiction" (CF) was first used by Australian novelist James Bradley in 2010 on h…more
[close] The term "Climate Fiction" (CF) was first used by Australian novelist James Bradley in 2010 on his online blog Cityoftongues, where he claimed that realistic novels are “hopelessly inadequate” to discuss the implications of climate change, for they would violate the urgency and difficulty of the problem for the sake of coherence. In CF, climate crisis occur in what literary critic Darko Suvin calls novums: fictional worlds validated by cognitive logic. Usually, CF depicts extremely dystopian scenarios characterised by the anthropogenic nature of the environmental threats, which will eventually lead to an apocalyptic scenario. Climate Fiction is at the core of my PhD project at University of Ferrara and I would love to discuss instances of CF with all members of the club.
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Extension of the Facebook group, If it's Leftist, Speculative, and Fiction, we read it.…more
[close] Extension of the Facebook group, If it's Leftist, Speculative, and Fiction, we read it.
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