Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World

07 December 2019 | By Rutger Bregman | Filed in: utopia.

From a universal basic income to a 15 hour workweek, from a world without borders to a world without poverty it s time to return to utopian thinking Rutger Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come Utopia

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

07 December 2019 | By Peter Frase | Filed in: utopia.

An exhilarating exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down In Four Futures, Frase imagines how this post capitalist

The Will to Battle (Terra Ignota, #3)

07 December 2019 | By Ada Palmer | Filed in: utopia.

A political SF epic of extraordinary audacity The long years of near utopia have come to an abrupt end Peace 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 The heartbreaking truth

Walkaway

07 December 2019 | By Cory Doctorow | Filed in: utopia.

Cory Doctorow s first adult novel in eight years an epic tale of revolution, love, post scarcity, and the end of death Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza known to his friends as Hubert, Etc

Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota, #2)

07 December 2019 | By Ada Palmer | Filed in: utopia.

The second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity It is a world in which near instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all In which automation now provides for everybody s basic needs In which nobody living can remember an actual war In which it is

Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

07 December 2019 | By Nick Srnicek | Filed in: utopia.

A major new manifesto for a high tech future free from work Neoliberalism 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 Inventing the Future is a bold new manifesto

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

07 December 2019 | 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

A Country of Ghosts

07 December 2019 | By Margaret Killjoy | Filed in: utopia.

Dimos Horacki is a Borolian journalist and a cynical patriot, his muckraking days behind him But when his newspaper ships him to the front, he s embedded in the Imperial Army and the reality of colonial expansion is laid bare before him His adventures take him from villages and homesteads to the

Broken Crowns (The Internment Chronicles, #3)

07 December 2019 | 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 The city is falling out of the sky Morgan always thought it was just a saying A metaphor The words of the

An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army

07 December 2019 | By Fredric Jameson | Filed in: utopia.

Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers Fredric 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

The Silver Siren (Iron Butterfly, #3)

07 December 2019 | By Chanda Hahn | Filed in: utopia.

Every journey has an end.Unable to find the answers she sought in Skyfell, Thalia, Joss, and Kael travel to Haven with a prisoner in tow An attack on the road waylays their plans, and Thalia finds herself traveling alone with Kael to the hidden sanctuary of the SwordBrothers.But war is on the

Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture

07 December 2019 | 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,

Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers

07 December 2019 | 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

Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

07 December 2019 | By Pamela Bedore | Filed in: utopia.

12 hours 26 mins Can 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

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

07 December 2019 | 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.