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Published by Liverpool University Press in Liverpool .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Jane Donawerth andCarol A. Kolmerten.
SeriesLiverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies -- No.3.
ContributionsDonawerth, Jane, 1947-, Kolmerten, Carol A.
The Physical Object
Pagination(296)p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19916450M
ISBN 100853232792

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  It’s a witty feminist utopian science fiction novel from Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain, a Bengali feminist and social reformer of the early s. The story is set against a woman-run world of electrical technology that has created laborless farming and flying cars—and scientists have not only harnessed solar power but also discovered how to Author: Emily Wenstrom. Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston is a utopian novel by Ernest Callenbach, published in The society described in the book is one of the first ecological utopias and was influential on the counterculture and the green movement in the s and thereafter. The author himself claimed that the society he depicted in the book is not a true utopia (in the sense of a perfect Author: Ernest Callenbach. Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when “being a /5(64). INTRODUCTION UTOPIAN, DYSTOPIAN, USTOPIAN, SCIENCE FICTION, AND SPECULATIVE FICTION According to Jameson, Utopias, Dystopias, and Speculative Fiction all began at about the same time, either with Wells’ The Time Machine () or earlier with Shelley’s Frankenstein (). In .

Published in when the Cold War had become established as a leading theme of much speculative and science fiction, The Dispossessed is a utopian novel about two worlds: one essentially a s United States replete with capitalism and greed, and the other an anarchist society where the concept of personal property is alien to the people. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xix, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. Contents: The subject of Utopia: Margaret Cavendish and her Blazing-world / Lee Cullen Khanna --Islands of Felicity: women seeing utopia in seventeenth-century France / Ruth Carver Capasso --Mothers and monsters in Sarah Robinson Scott's Millenium .   Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future From Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood, feminist science fiction writers have imagined other ways of . This collection speaks to common themes and strategies in women's writing about their different worlds, from Margaret Cavendish's seventeenth-century Blazing World of the North Pole to the "men-less" islands of the French writer Scudery to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century utopias of Shelley and Gaskell, and science fiction pulps, finishing with the more contemporary feminist fictions of 5/5(1).