Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia

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"Against the Great Defeat of the World" by John Berger; reprinted by permission of the Institute of Race Relations.
The Concept of Utopia by Ruth Levitas; copyright © 1990 by Ruth Levitas; reprinted by permission of the author.
"The Concept of Utopia in the Work of Fredric Jameson" by Peter Fitting; reprinted by permission of Utopian Studies.
"Dreamwood", the lines from "Dreamwood," from Time's Power: Poems 1985-1988 by Adrienne Rich. Used by permission of the author and W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
The Gold Coast by Kim Stanley Robinson; excerpts, copyright © 1988 by Kim Stanley Robinson; reprinted by permission of the author, Orb Books, and Harper- Collins.
He, She and It (published in England as Body of Glass) by Marge Piercy; copyright © 1991 by Middlemarsh, Inc.; reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a Division of Random House Inc. and The Wallace Literary Agency.
"The Heat Death of the Universe" by Pamela Zoline; reprinted by permission of McPherson and Company on behalf of Pamela Zoline.
"Horizons, Figures, and Machines: "The Dialectic of Utopia in the Work of Frederic Jameson by Phillip E. Wegner; reprinted by permission of Utopian Studies.
"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" by James Tiptree, Jr.; permission being arranged with Random House and other possible holders of the copyright.
"The Machine Stops" by E. M. Forster; excerpts from The Eternal Moment and other Stories by E. M. Forster, copyright © 1928 by Harcourt, Inc. and renewed 1956 by E. M. Forster, reprinted by permission of the publisher and The Society of Authors.

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Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Permissions ix
  • Preface xi
  • Part One - Science Fiction and Utopia 1
  • 1 - Dangerous Visions 3
  • 2 - Absent Paradigms 29
  • 3 - Daring to Dream 67
  • Part Two - Dystopia 109
  • 4 - New Maps of Hell 111
  • 5 - The Dystopian Turn 147
  • 6 - The Critical Dystopia 183
  • Part Three - Dystopian Maneuvers 201
  • 7 - Kim Stanley Robinson's Other California 203
  • 8 - Octavia Butler's Parables 223
  • 9 - Marge Piercy's Tale of Hope 247
  • 10 - Horizons 273
  • Notes 285
  • Bibliography 333
  • Literary Bibliography and Filmography 367
  • Film and Video 373
  • Index 375
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