Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

28 May 2020 | By Aaron Bastani | Filed in: utopia.

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society beyond work, scarcity and capitalism n nIn the twenty first century, new technologies should liberate us from work Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and hap

The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future

28 May 2020 | By Alexandra Brodsky | Filed in: utopia.

What do we want In this groundbreaking collection, than fifty cutting edge voices, including Melissa Harris Perry, Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Mia McKenzie, invite us to imagine a truly feminist world An abortion provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that values

Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers

28 May 2020 | By Sarena Ulibarri | Filed in: utopia.

Solarpunk is a type of optimistic science fiction that imagines a future founded on renewable energies The seventeen stories in this volume are not dull utopias they grapple with real issues such as the future and ethics of our food sources, the connection between technology and nature, and the int

Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism

28 May 2020 | By Chris Jennings | Filed in: utopia.

For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J Ellis, and Tony Horwitz comes a lively, thought provoking intellectual history of the golden age of American utopianism and the bold, revolutionary, and eccentric visions for the future put forward by five of history s most influential utopian movements n nIn the

The Utopia Experiment

28 May 2020 | By Dylan Evans | Filed in: utopia.

Imagine you have survived an apocalypse Civilization as you knew it is no What will life be like and how will you cope n nIn 2006, Dylan Evans set out to answer these questions He left his job in a high tech robotics lab, moved to the Scottish Highlands and founded a community called The Utop

Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture

28 May 2020 | By Douglas Murphy | Filed in: utopia.

Whatever happened to the last utopian dreams of the city In the late 1960s the world was faced with impending disaster the height of the Cold War, the end of oil and the decline of great cities throughout the world Out of this crisis came a new generation that hoped to build a better future, influ

Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

28 May 2020 | By Nick Srnicek | Filed in: utopia.

A major new manifesto for a high tech future free from work n nNeoliberalism isn t working Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite n n Inventing the Future is a bold new manifest

Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea

28 May 2020 | By Erik Reece | Filed in: utopia.

For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods It sounded, as he describes it, like a country song with a happy ending And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world or, specifically, his

Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

28 May 2020 | By Pamela Bedore | Filed in: utopia.

12 hours 26 mins n nCan literature change our real world society At its foundation, utopian and dystopian fiction asks a few seemingly simple questions aimed at doing just that Who are we as a society Who do we want to be Who are we afraid we might become When these questions are framed in the sp

The Will to Battle (Terra Ignota, #3)

28 May 2020 | By Ada Palmer | Filed in: utopia.

A political SF epic of extraordinary audacity n nThe long years of near utopia have come to an abrupt end n nPeace and order are now figments of the past Corruption, deception, and insurgency hum within the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location n nThe heartbreaking tru

An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army

28 May 2020 | By Fredric Jameson | Filed in: utopia.

Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers n nFredric Jameson s pathbreaking essay An American Utopia radically questions standard leftist notions of what constitutes an emancipated society Advocated here are among other things universal conscription, the full

Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles, #3)

28 May 2020 | By Lauren DeStefano | Filed in: utopia.

War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting conclusion of The Internment Chronicles, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy n nThe city is falling out of the sky n nMorgan always thought it was just a saying A metaphor The words of the d

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

28 May 2020 | By Lois Lowry | Filed in: utopia.

Twelve year old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

Brave New World

28 May 2020 | By Aldous Huxley | Filed in: utopia.

Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932 Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproduct


28 May 2020 | By Thomas More | Filed in: utopia.

Utopia Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia is a satirical work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More 1478 1535 published in 1516 in Latin The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island

The Dispossessed

28 May 2020 | By Ursula K. Le Guin | Filed in: utopia.

Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and pos


28 May 2020 | By George Orwell | Filed in: utopia.

Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff s


28 May 2020 | By Aldous Huxley | Filed in: utopia.

In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events begin to move when an agent of the