[LMB] Utopias OT:
B. Ross Ashley
brashley46 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 07:05:45 BST 2021
On Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:27:53 +0000, tidsel wrote:
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> On Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 12:27 AM, Matthew George<matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's worth noting that the Culture novels tend not to take place inside the
>> Culture, because utopias are boring.
>> Matt "nothing at stake" G.
> I have only read 2 Utopian books in my life. Both took place in the Utopia, and both were fascinating.
> One was Ernest Callenbach's Ekotopia, the other Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed.
Neither society in _The Dispossessed_ struck me as Utopian. Annares is
developing into a deeply isolationist world with an increasing hate on
towards Urras. That is certainly not my idea of Utopia.
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