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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
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[close] I feel there is the need for a forum where we can discuss literature. Not just rate books and say how much we like them, but anything to do with literature, great authors, periods, social context, styles, influences, movements. If all the words tumbled from a famous tome, And could be carefully reassembled in the fullness of time, Who would be the best person to be sure, If the new work in hand was literature? (By Goodreads Author Amelia Stark) A united minority is stronger than a divided majority. (Quotation by Goodreads Author Adriano Bulla)
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We're a new group building a reliable bookshelf-database of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horro…more
[close] We're a new group building a reliable bookshelf-database of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror books that do NOT mention sexual violence or dubious sexual consent. We're inspired by Sarah Gailey's essay urging authors to "Do Better" https://www.tor.com/2016/08/22/do-better-sexual-violence-in-sff/ Join our long term project by sharing your recent reads in our monthly chat. Once a month we update the bookshelf database but recommendations are welcome everyday of the year!
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[close] Study and discussion of important questions of political philosophy and ethics, beginning (but not ending) with the questions asked by Socrates. Rules (see also the Rules and Housekeeping topic): Subject to copyright law and these rules, posters may cite, link, or quote any publication, including their own. Posts linking to outside sources must contain a brief explanation of the nature of the linked material and, unless obvious, how it is relevant to the topic being discussed. All posts and linked material must be in English. Posts and any linked material should be polite and not degenerate into ad hominem attacks. The purpose here is to seek light, not heat—rational discourse, not shouting matches. Leave your cable news persona at home and put on your philosopher's mantle when entering this group. Rational argumentation and Socratic questioning are welcome. Hectoring, intimidation, insult, and presumptuous condescension toward other group members are cause for immediate removal from the group. Internet "trolls," advocates of violence, and posters failing to comply with these rules will be removed from membership, as will posters who persist in raising issues that are outside the scope of the subject matter of this group. New members may introduce themselves in the New Member Introductions topic. See posts 4-5 here regarding the creation of new topics. Photo credit: Socrates sculpture at Louvre (CherryX per Wikimedia Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
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This group celebrates adult Scifi and Speculative fiction by womxn and nonbinary authors. Most…more
[close] This group celebrates adult Scifi and Speculative fiction by womxn and nonbinary authors. Mostly 21st century with a smattering of classics ★彡 ★彡 ★彡 We're seeking members interested in reading together. We're compiling a large bookshelf of womxn authored SciFi & Speculative Fiction. All are welcome!** ミ★ ミ★ ミ★ **Note: We require members to have an active public profile. Authors are welcome, but self promotion is not permitted. Check out our sister group Worlds Beyond the Margins, which celebrates adult SFF & horror that promotes diversity and inclusion.
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