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These are among the funniest books available for young readers. The scope and size of the settings in which the plot is set is so much more than other writers. A work of fiction can be a book, a play, an opera or a film. Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer. Or when a more dismal society emerges instead, they criticize it by writing a "dystopia." And before you know it, the maid is knocking at the door, the sun is streaming through the window, and you've just put the finishing touches on the last chapter and the short story.

Pages: 283

Publisher: Mills & Boon Love Inspired Historical; 1 edition (December 1, 2011)

ISBN: B006351G90

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By the use of videotape, slides, audio tape, informational articles and fiction, we will uncover the discourse of the commmunity carried out in face to face interaction and in published works of fiction. TEXTS: McCrumb, Bimbos of the Death Sun; Heinlein, Starship Troopers; Haldeman, The Forever War; Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness; Pohl, The Space Merchants; Scarborough, The Healer's War; Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Sterling, Islands in the Net Corban: The beginning chapters of TABAIRNA An Allegory in SF. We shall strive for accuracy in all our categorization endeavors, and we will not back down from the truth! No quizzes for science fiction literature were found. � Utopia � term comes from novel (of sorts) by Thomas More; first English version published in 1551; offered a description of a fictive ideal society based around notions of equality, social harmony, economic prosperity and political stability � More presents his story as an account told to him by another European who had traveled there; he tries to situate it as real � More�s Utopia was a completely planned community based upon controlling individual impulses that could be destructive to the public good.� Private property is unknown, everyone where�s the same clothes so there�s no envy of wealth or social status, and there�s no pretext for avoiding work; there are not bars or places that might corrupt people and no hiding places or any place where �secret meetings� could be held; at the same time, there�s no poverty, hunger, violence or other social problems that were common to More�s time and still are today � The word �utopia�: although the novel was written in Latin, the word is a combination of two Greek words, and literally means �no place�; when pronounced in Latin, however, it means �good place.�� The combination of these two meanings informs the way we currently view the word now: utopia is a place that is essentially fictive�that doesn�t exist in our world�and also an ideal place, that we can create � Novel was not only descriptive, but also prescriptive: it didn�t just describe this ideal society, it offered a detailed blueprint of how such a society might be run � It�s been an enduring but problematic idea, although the part of More�s vision that really stuck in the cultural imagination is the equality/harmony/prosperity thing� So what does dystopia mean?� What is dystopian fiction? � In its most basic sense, you could say that dystopia is the opposite of utopia, referring to fictional societies that are incredibly imperfect, lacking the harmonious and egalitarian qualities of life depicted in utopias � But it�s not exactly opposite, in that dystopias often contain many of the same elements as utopias�such as intense measures of social control�but these elements are taken to horrific extremes, with emphasis upon their negative effects � The term has been around since the 19th century; it was coined by English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill in 1868; but as a genre of fiction, it really took off in the 20th century and became very prevalent in the years after World War II � Dystopian literature is a subset of the larger category of anti-Utopian literature, which generally satirizes Utopian thinking; dystopian literature stands out from other anti-utopian writing in that it doesn�t just say what�s wrong with utopian models of society, but offers an alternate view of social potentialities � Dystopian fictions are fundamentally concerned with problems of the political and cultural context that produces them; For example, George Orwell�s 1984, one of the most famous dystopian novels, was written in 1949, shortly after World War II and the rise of totalitarian states on the right and the left, such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union under Stalin; it�s not surprising then that Orwell would depict Big Brother and the Thought Police, elements of a profoundly oppressive state bent on maintaining absolute control over individuals (including even their thoughts) What were some of the cultural and political conditions that have been popular sources of dystopian fiction in the 20th century? � State-sponsored violence and Totalitarianism on both the right and left: Nazi Germany, the Stalinist Soviet Union � Rapid advances in technology: the impact of the industrial revolution (see the flaming smokestacks in Blade Runner), television, computers and information technology (which can have the by-product of enhancing the efficiency and power of surveillance techniques) � H The Battle for Crested Hill.