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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
“ A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias. ”
“ 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 ”
[close] This January 19, 6-8 p.m. (MST), I am hosting a discussion on why we read and write science fiction. Like many voracious readers, I loved this field as a teenager, and I am sure the genre helped shape my thinking about the world. But then I stopped reading science fiction for many decades. This seems a common pattern. Now my own debut eco sci-fi about panpsychism and a Paleoterrific future, Knocking on Heaven’s Door (Yucca/Skyhorse Publishing), is just out, and I have five of the best science fictions from 2015 on my kindle, waiting and whispering to me in the night. My favorite recent sci-fi are Station 11 and The Water Knife. I think the genre is about to have a renaissance! Feel free to post your thoughts before or after the discussion date, although I will likely wait for that Tuesday.
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I feel there is the need for a forum where we can discuss literature. Not just rate books and sa…more
[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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[close] The land of utopia is the last hope on earth. But to an outsider it is more of a dystopia. Members are forced to oppressed and can not express there true feelings. Kindness is frowned and love is forbidden. When you turn 12 you are tested too recieve your career path. There are rebels who live on the outside. But unlike Utopia they are poisoned by radiation, the leftovers of World War 3.
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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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