166 books — 70 voters
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
Kingdoms and heroines
Alternate Books for "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
16 books — 16 voters
FICTION Books That Opened Your Eyes to a Social or Political Issue
364 books — 280 voters
Immortality In Science Fiction
30 books — 40 voters
“ And then all that has divided us will merge And then compassion will be wedded to power And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind And then both men and women will be gentle And then both women and men will be strong And then no person will be subject to another's will And then all will be rich and free and varied And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many And then all will share equally in the Earth's abundance And then all will care for the sick and the ...more ”
“ Normally, when you challenge the conventional wisdom—that the current economic and political system is the only possible one—the first reaction you are likely to get is a demand for a detailed architectural blueprint of how an alternative system would work, down to the nature of its financial instruments, energy supplies, and policies of sewer maintenance. Next, you are likely to be asked for a detailed program of how this system will be brought into existence. Historically, this is ridiculous. ...more ”
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.
54 members, last active 2 months ago
Set off on a daring and exciting adventure on the mystical lost continent of Dinotopia. Populate…more
[close] Set off on a daring and exciting adventure on the mystical lost continent of Dinotopia. Populated by both humans and dinosaurs, this utopian society thrives because of teamwork, peace, and understanding. Wander as a human down the awe-inspiring streets of Waterfall City or walk the elevated pathways of Treetown. Traverse the Rainy Basin as either a member of an armored caravan or one of the great carnosaurs that inhabit this dangerous place. Create your own adventure in this fascinating world!
3 members, last active 2 years ago
[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.
2 members, last active 6 years ago
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