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By Thomas More

Five-hundred-year anniversary version of More’s Utopia, with writing from significant technology fiction writers

Five hundred years considering its first booklet, Thomas More’s astonishingly radical Utopia maintains to form speculative fiction this present day. extra imagines an ideal island country the place millions dwell in peace and concord, women and men are either expert, and all estate is communal. via discussion and correspondence among the protagonist Raphael Hythloday and his pals and contemporaries, extra explores the theories at the back of struggle, political disagreements, social quarrels, and wealth distribution and imagines the day by day lives of these electorate having fun with freedom from worry, oppression, violence and agony. This imaginative and prescient of an incredible international is usually a scathing satire of Europe within the 16th century and has been highly influential on account that booklet, shaping utopian fiction even today.

In this quincentenary version, More’s textual content is brought by means of award-winning fiction author China Miéville, who explores the bounds of today’s utopias whereas insisting at the necessity of utopian considering, and by means of essays from Ursula ok. Le Guin, today’s so much amazing utopian philosopher, on her lifelong engagement with More’s undertaking.

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