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Utopia By Thomas More
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De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More. The... More > book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. The name of the place is derived from the Greek words οὐ u ("not") and τόπος tópos ("place"), with the topographical suffix -εία eía, hence Οὐτοπεία outopeía (Latinized as Utopia), “no-place land.” It also contains a pun, however, because “Utopia” could also be the Latinization of Εὐτοπεία eutopeía, “good-place land,” which uses the Greek prefix ευ eu, “good,” instead of οὐ. One interpretation holds that this suggests that while Utopia might be some sort of perfected society, it is ultimately unreachable. Despite modern connotations of the word "utopia," it is widely accepted that the society More describes in this work was not actually his own "perfect society."< Less
A Modern Utopia By H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
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A Modern Utopia is a 1905 novel by H. G. Wells.Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure A Modern Utopia has been called "not so much a modern as a postmodern... More > utopia." The novel is best known for its notion that a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai could effectively rule a "kinetic and not static" world state so as to solve "the problem of combining progress with political stability. "In his preface, Wells forecast (incorrectly) that A Modern Utopia would be the last of a series of volumes on social problems that began in 1901 with Anticipations and included Mankind in the Making (1903). But unlike those non-fictional works, A Modern Utopia is presented as a tale told by a sketchily described character known only as the Owner of the Voice. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modern_Utopia Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
A Modern Utopia By by H. G. Wells
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This book is in all probability the last of a series ofwritings, of which—disregarding certain earlier disconnectedessays—my Anticipations was the beginning. Originally Iintended... More > Anticipations to be my sole digression from my artor trade (or what you will) of an imaginative writer. I wrote thatbook in order to clear up the muddle in my own mind aboutinnumerable social and political questions, questions I could notkeep out of my work, which it distressed me to touch upon in astupid haphazard way, and which no one, so far as I knew, hadhandled in a manner to satisfy my needs.< Less
A Modern Utopia By H.G. Wells
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H. G. Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that would increasingly preoccupy him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his most ambitious early... More > attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia (1905). A Modern Utopia was intended as a hybrid between fiction and 'philosophical discussion'. Like most utopists, he has indicated a series of modifications which in his opinion would increase the aggregate of human happiness. Basically, Wells' idea of a perfect world would be if everyone were able to live a happy life. This book is written with an intimate knowledge of former ideal commonwealths and is a conscious attempt to describe a utopia that is not utopian.< Less
A Modern Utopia By H. G. Wells
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Herbert George Wells, better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and The Island of... More > Doctor Moreau. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure, H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (1905) has been called "not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia." The novel is best known for its notion that a voluntary order of nobility known as the Samurai could effectively rule a "kinetic and not static" world state so as to solve "the problem of combining progress with political stability."< Less
A Modern Utopia By H. G. Wells
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Herbert George Wells, better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and The Island of... More > Doctor Moreau. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. He was also an outspoken socialist. His later works become increasingly political and didactic, and only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Wells, along with Hugo Gernsback and Jules Verne, is sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".< Less
A Modern Utopia By H. G. Wells
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Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fictiongenre. He was also a prolific writer in many... More > other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. -Wikipedia< Less
Modern Utopia 2 By Paul Elliott
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A 21st century visionary plan for the future of the human race, based on the premise that men and women are physically designed to meet for sex and reproduction, but for no other valid reason ! ... More > Men should live apart from women ! Let’s be honest here, both sexes annoy the crap out of the other for long periods of time. Despite society offering equal opportunities for each; in reality choices made on a daily basis are at opposite ends of the spectrum. This witty and satirical book makes observations and comparisons of a wide range of areas of natural disagreement between the sexes and offers a Utopian vision for the future of the World.< Less
Modern Utopia 2 By Paul Elliott
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A 21st century visionary plan for the future of the human race, based on the premise that men and women are physically designed to meet for sex and reproduction, but for no other valid reason ! ... More > Men should live apart from women ! Let’s be honest here, both sexes annoy the crap out of the other for long periods of time. Despite society offering equal opportunities for each; in reality choices made on a daily basis are at opposite ends of the spectrum. This witty and satirical book makes observations and comparisons of a wide range of areas of natural disagreement between the sexes and offers a Utopian vision for the future of the World.< Less
Chasing Utopia By Jennifer Wood
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In 2018 the world was thrown into a recession so severe that governments could not work out a solution. Desperation and poverty inspired social networks to create a world that ran on the principles... More > of anarchism. This was ended only by the rise of CorpGroup, an Eastern initiative that created the new Eco-World Order. Through a series of encounters, the boundaries of time are erased to offer a captivating insight into the complications of love and friendship. Jess Rivington and the people in her life offer a contrasting account of the world we know and life after the tipping point. In a population which believes segregation is fundamental to their development, there is no desire to question the underlying principles of the Eco-World Order. Jess alone must challenge the system and rescue the man she loves by ending his days as a white slave in another District. In persuading modern society that there is still a place for humanitarian assistance, she must prepare to lose everything.< Less