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Utopian Trilogy: Before Atlantis; Exit Strategy; and 2180, A Future Reborn By Skot David Wilson
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This is a trilogy of stories based on the idea and concept of utopia. The first is set 17,000 years ago near the Azores in a pre-Atlantian society; the next is a romance set in 2026 and deals with... More > escape from America during the coming global collapse, and the last is a romantic adventure set in 2180 in a sustainable society following global collapse where there is a race against time to save a blue whale and her calf.< Less
The Utopian Trilogy: Before Atlantis; Exit Strategy; 2180, A Future Reborn By Skot David Wilson
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This is a collection of stories with a Utopian theme. They are set in the past, near future, and future, and speak of love, duty, commitment,and choice we each have to recognize the world for what it... More > is and work to make it a better place.< Less
Project Renaissance By Ethan Sarem
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Humanity's rebirth after destruction... Project Renaissance! No such thing as inferior or superior, war or conflict... Does this sound ridiculous? Fyra, rescued from humanity's self-destruction... More > sequence, is the one who embodies the philosophical civilization, known as “society of one”, in which this is true. Gone are the days of death, days spent living instead. Fyra, as primary example of “transcendent life”, has his destiny before him... But is it shaped for him? No! Fyra is free to shape his destiny, unhindered by others' constraints. But... is “society of one” all it is cracked up to be? Is there still something missing? Who or what has Fyra become as a result of Project Renaissance? What will he become in the future? These questions, and perhaps others, leave room for individual interpretation... there is no one answer! Comparable titles? Think of Ayn Rand's “Anthem” and Lois Lowry's “The Giver”.< Less
Qabalistic! By Ethan Sarem
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Within this world, we live in relative concord… Always room for discord. But what if there was a utopian civilization, within this world? Qabals constructed such a place, dwelled there a long... More > time. Who are Qabals? People like us, all walks converge in commune. Differences mean nothing, everyone meets halfway… That’s utopia! But it’s abandoned… What happened? Nobody knows, save one. Three years ago, commune discovered by Erica Esote, woman fascinated by Qabals. She serves as caretaker, studying commune to crack Qabals’ code! Sadly, she hasn’t made much headway… Symbols stymie her. Artifacts, not so much. One artifact above others, protect it… A mask, feared and revered by Qabals. They believe there’s a ghost in the shell, the mask is alive? Erica finds that hard to believe. Until one day, she ventures to mask’s shrine… And it possesses her! From then on, they work in tandem to revive Qabals… Is this what Erica was meant to do?< Less
The Coming Race By Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron Lytton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25... More > May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", "dweller on the threshold", as well as the well-known opening line "It was a dark and stormy night".Bulwer-Lytton was born on 25 May 1803 to General William Earle Bulwer of Heydon Hall and Wood Dalling, Norfolk and Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, daughter of Richard Warburton Lytton of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bulwer-Lytton< Less
The People of the Ruins By Edward Shanks
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A Story of the English Revolution and After. Shanks's post-apocalyptic novel, a pessimistic satire on Wellsian techno-utopian novels, was first published in 1920. Trapped in a London laboratory... More > during a worker uprising in 1924, ex-artillery officer and physics instructor Jeremy Tuft awakens 150 years later — in a neo-medieval society whose inhabitants have forgotten how to build or operate machinery. Not only have his fellow Londoners forgotten most of what humankind used to know, before civilization collapsed, but they don’t particularly care to re-learn any of it. Though he is at first disconcerted by the failure of his own era’s smug doctrine of Progress, Tuft eventually decides that post-civilized life is simpler, more peaceful. That is, until northern English and Welsh tribes threaten London — at which point he sets about reinventing weapons of mass destruction.< Less
Caesar's Column By Ignatius Donnelly
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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century is a novel by Ignatius Donnelly, famous as the author of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Caesar's Column was published pseudonymously in 1890.The... More > book has been variously categorized asscience fiction, speculative fiction, dystopian fiction, and/or apocalyptic fiction one critic has termed it an "Apocalyptic Utopia." Donnelly's novel tells the story of "a vast conspiracy against mankind has been organized on two continents, and it is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convulsions, the destruction of civilization, or the establishment of an absolute despotism."< Less
Birth of a Salesman By LR Penn
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The same spicy, irreverent humor that characterizes LR Penn’s fiction is to be found in abundance in his first full length theatrical work. Davis Goodman, the play's hero, sold out the dreams... More > and ideals of his youth when he moved to Long Island and became a real estate salesman, seduced by the comfort and security of a suburban bourgeois lifestyle. As he approaches his fortieth birthday, however, he is plagued by serious concerns about his career satisfaction, his wife's fidelity, his daughter's moral character, and his family's avid consumerism. Like Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Davis is pining away for a lost golden era and is being destroyed by a rapidly changing world to which he has failed to adapt. Davis manages to avoid Willy’s tragic end by embarking upon a wild spiritual odyssey during which an ex-con, a shrink, a call girl, and a teen mom help him to reconcile his Woodstock generation values with the realities of twenty-first century living.< Less
Birth of a Salesman By LR Penn
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The same spicy, irreverent humor that characterizes LR Penn’s fiction is to be found in abundance in his first full length theatrical work. Davis Goodman, the play's hero, sold out the dreams... More > and ideals of his youth when he moved to Long Island and became a real estate salesman, seduced by the comfort and security of a suburban bourgeois lifestyle. As he approaches his fortieth birthday, however, he is plagued by serious concerns about his career satisfaction, his wife's fidelity, his daughter's moral character, and his family's avid consumerism. Like Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Davis is pining away for a lost golden era and is being destroyed by a rapidly changing world to which he has failed to adapt. Davis manages to avoid Willy’s tragic end by embarking upon a wild spiritual odyssey during which an ex-con, a shrink, a call girl, and a teen mom help him to reconcile his Woodstock generation values with the realities of twenty-first century living.< Less
The Kingdom By Anonymous
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A draft world social contract and blueprint for organizing a utopian civilization within the framework of the United States Constitution including an original version of the Gospel of Thomas.