Utopia

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

Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World
Walkaway
Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota, #2)
The Silver Siren (Iron Butterfly, #3)
The Will to Battle (Terra Ignota, #3)
Four Futures: Life After Capitalism
Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature
Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea
Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture
City of Refuge (Maya Greenwood, #3)
Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism
The Utopia Experiment
A Country of Ghosts
An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Brave New World
Utopia
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle #6)
1984
Island
Herland
Looking Backward: 2000-1887
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Fahrenheit 451
The New World by Patrick NessThe Trial by Franz KafkaThe Shelter by SunHi MistwalkerBlue Skies by Matthew MatherThe Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Free Dystopia
15 books — 21 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothMockingjay by Suzanne Collins1984 by George Orwell
Best Utopian & Dystopian Fiction
205 books — 377 voters
Foundation by Isaac AsimovThe Kaleidoscope by Adrian MendozaLast and First Men by Olaf StapledonStar Maker by Olaf StapledonThe Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells
Future Histories
27 books — 19 voters

2001 by Arthur C. ClarkeDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickI, Robot by Isaac AsimovNeuromancer by William GibsonThe Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Best artificial intelligence books
262 books — 406 voters
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodBrave New World by Aldous Huxley1984 by George OrwellThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsV for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Utopias/Dystopias
63 books — 36 voters


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Penn Jillette
As I’m fond of saying, if you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it’s straight ahead.
Penn Jillette

Milan Kundera
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything....The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead. The totalitarian world, whether founded on Marx, Islam, or anything else, is a world of answers rather than questions. There, the novel has no place.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

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