[LMB] Utopias OT:

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Fri Jul 30 19:52:47 BST 2021


On 30/07/2021 14:33, Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 1:37 AM B. Ross Ashley <brashley46 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
> When I read it, I thought Annares was a dystopia.  Possibly I'd been
> reading too many Reader's Digests accounts of the failing Soviet system
> (this was in the late 70s or early 80s), and  Annares struck me as just
> such a society.
I read it the same. At best it seemed to me a parable about people who 
set out to build a utopia, but failed due to infighting, greed and lack 
of vision.
> ObBujold: Is Beta Colony a utopia or not?
Maybe only if you voted for Steady Freddy?



More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list