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The Best Utopian Books Of All-Time

January 26, 2017
The Best Utopian Book List

“What are the best Utopia books of all-time?” We Looked at 278 books, aggregating and ranking them, in an attempt to answer that very question.

Earlier this week we made a list of the “Best Dystopian Books of All-Time“. For this list, we looked for books that showed a brighter possibility for the future. Interestingly, there are several books that appear on both the Dystopian and Utopian book lists. One reason for this is that Utopias are, (surprise surprise) not always as good as they appear on the outside.

Below we aggregated and ranked the top 27 Utopia books, all appearing on 3 or more lists, with short summaries, images, and links. At the bottom of the page we included the remaining 215 books, as well as the sources we used, in alphabetical order.

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The Top 27 Utopian Books



27 .) Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin

Always Coming Home by Ursula K Le Guin
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

Ursula Le Guin’s Always Coming Home is a major work of the imagination from one of America’s most respected writers of science fiction. More than five years in the making, it is a novel unlike any other. A rich and complex interweaving of story and fable, poem, artwork, and music, it totally immerses the reader in the culture of the Kesh, a peaceful people of the far future who inhabit a place called the Valley on the Northern Pacific Coast.

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26 .) Christianopolis by Johann Valentin Andreae

Christianopolis- An Ideal of the 17th Century by Johann Valentin Andreae
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

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25 .) Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Inverse

James Hilton’s famous utopian adventure novel, and the origin of the mythical sanctuary Shangri-La.

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24 .) The City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella

The City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopian Fiction
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Wikipedia

First published in 1602, this is a philosophical work by the Italian Dominican philosopher Tommaso Campanella. The book is presented as a dialogue between ‘a Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller and a Genoese Sea-Captain’. Inspired by Plato’s Republic and the description of Atlantis in Timaeus, it describes a theocratic society where goods, women and children are held in common. It also resembles the City of Adocentyn in the Picatrix, an Arabic grimoire of astrological magic.

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23 .) The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver The Giver Quartet #1 by Lois Lowry
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopian Fiction
  • Stories By Williams
  • Inverse

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

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22 .) The Iron Heel by Jack London

The Iron Heel by Jack London
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopian Fiction
  • Five Books
  • Bustle

Set in the future, “The Iron Heel” describes a world in which the division between the classes has deepened, creating a powerful Oligarchy that retains control through terror. A manuscript by rebel Avis Everhard is recovered in an even more distant future, and analyzed by scholar Anthony Meredith. Published in 1908, Jack London’s multi-layered narrative is an early example of the dystopian novel, and its vision of the future proved to be eerily prescient of the violence and fascism that marked the initial half of the 20th century.

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21 .) The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin
Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Wikipedia

“In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George’s dreams for his own purposes.

The Lathe of Heaven is an eerily prescient novel from award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin that masterfully addresses the dangers of power and humanity’s self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre.”

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20 .) The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith

The Probability Broach North American Confederacy #1 by L Neil Smith
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopian Fiction
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Wikipedia

Denver detective Win Bear, on the trail of a murderer, discovers much more than a killer. He accidentally stumbles upon the probability broach, a portal to a myriad of worlds–some wildly different from, others disconcertingly similar to our own. Win finds himself transported to an alternate Earth where Congress is in Colorado, everyone carries a gun, there are gorillas in the Senate, and public services are controlled by private businesses.

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19 .) Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies Uglies #1 by Scott Westerfeld
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Inverse

In Tally Youngblood’s world, looks matter. She lives in a society created to function with perfect-looking people who never have a chance to think for themselves. And she’s tired of it. First as an ugly, then a pretty, and finally a special, Tally takes down the social infrastructure. And then, a generation later, a world obsessed with fame and instant celebrity—and filled with extras—will reap the consequences.

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18 .) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Stories By Williams

Gulliver’s Travels records the pretended four voyages of one Lemuel Gulliver, and his adventures in four astounding countries. The first book tells of his voyage and shipwreck in Lilliput, where the inhabitants are about as tall as one’s thumb, and all their acts and motives are on the same dwarfish scale. In the petty quarrels of these dwarfs we are supposed to see the littleness of humanity. The statesmen who obtain place and favor by cutting monkey capers on the tight rope before their sovereign, and the two great parties, the Littleendians and Bigendians, who plunge the country into civil war over the momentous question of whether an egg should be broken on its big or on its little end, are satires on the politics of Swift’s own day and generation.

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17 .) Island by Aldous Huxley

Island by Aldous Huxley
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World, in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts the envy of the outside world.

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16 .) New Atlantis by Sir Francis Bacon

The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Wikipedia
  • Utopian Fiction

“Although unfinished, this story sets out a process of discovery whereby sailors, lost somewhere off the Peruvian coastline, stumble across Bensalem. While the opening passages hold only the bare bones of plot, the emphasis once the explorers arrive in Bensalem is its university – Salomon’s House.

Various tenets of the society include kindness, compassion and honesty at all levels of the social strata, aesthetic beauty in public buildings and civic life, an intellectual spirit fostered among the population, a university named Salomon’s House where both theoretical and applied sciences are studied and developed, and a strong sense of religious piety held by the entire population.

Today the work is most significant for its statement of the ideals of the nascent Enlightenment period, in which Francis Bacon was one of the most influential thinkers. However the text is richly interpretative, with Bensalem’s conversion to Christianity and the nature of its hierarchy all poignant elements in the fiction. “

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15 .) Pacific Edge by Kim Stanley Robinson

Pacific Edge Three Californias Triptych #3 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia
  • Utopian Fiction

2065: In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this “green” world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community’s idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

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14 .) A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells

A Modern Utopia by HG Wells
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Wikipedia
  • Utopian Fiction

This book is in all probability the last of a series of writings, of which—disregarding certain earlier disconnected essays—my Anticipations was the beginning. Originally I intended Anticipations to be my sole digression from my art or trade (or what you will) of an imaginative writer. I wrote that book in order to clear up the muddle in my own mind about innumerable social and political questions, questions I could not keep out of my work, which it distressed me to touch upon in a stupid haphazard way, and which no one, so far as I knew, had handled in a manner to satisfy my needs. But Anticipations did not achieve its end. I have a slow constructive hesitating sort of mind, and when I emerged from that undertaking I found I had still most of my questions to state and solve. In Mankind in the Making, therefore, I tried to review the social organisation in a different way, to consider it as an educational process instead of dealing with it as a thing with a future history, and if I made this second book even less satisfactory from a literary standpoint than the former (and this is my opinion), I blundered, I think, more edifyingly—at least from the point of view of my own instruction.

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13 .) Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Childhoods End by Arthur C Clarke
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia
  • Stories By Williams

Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends–and then the age of Mankind begins…

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12 .) Erewhon by Samuel Butler

Erewhon Erewhon #1 by Samuel Butler
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia
  • Bustle
  • Stories By Williams

Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon, and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults – here crime is treated indulgently as a malady to be cured, while illness, poverty and misfortune are cruelly punished, and all machines have been superstitiously destroyed after a bizarre prophecy. In Erewhon, criminals are considered to be ill and are ‘treated’ by ‘straightners’ who make them well, whereas those who have physical illnesses (or suffer bad luck) are considered criminal and are tried and punished. Thus an embezzler will be treated for his ‘illness’ and the party who was robbed will be tried in the Court of Misplaced Confidence. The consistency with which Butler carries through with this conceit is impressive and consistently entertaining, and this is only one of the ‘curious’ conventions of Erewhonian society. Another fascinating chapter in Erewhon explains how machines are on an evolutionary track that will surpass and then come to dominate their human creators. The detail of the argument is impressive (the discussion of ‘vestigial organs’ in machines is hysterical and accurate), and no matter how far-fetched it must have seemed in 1872 when the book was published, it seems much less a satire and more a serious fear today. This is a book of great intelligence and wicked humor. As a simultaneous mind stretching exercise and laugh generating experience, there are few novels of any age that are its peer.

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11 .) Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright

Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
Lists It Appears On:

  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia
  • Inverse
  • Bustle

Austin Tappan Wright left the world a wholly unsuspected legacy. After he died in a tragic accident, among this distinguished legal scholar’s papers were found thousands of pages devoted to a staggering feat of literary creation—a detailed history of an imagined country complete with geography, genealogy, literature, language and culture. As detailed as J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle-earth novels, Islandia has similarly become a classic touchstone for those concerned with the creation of imaginary world.

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10 .) Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward- 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Five Books
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

Looking Backward 2000–1887 is a utopian science fiction novel by Edward Bellamy, a journalist and writer from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; it was first published in 1888. It was the third-largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It influenced a large number of intellectuals, and appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day.

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9 .) Men Like Gods by H.G. Wells

Men Like Gods by HG Wells
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia
  • Stories By Williams
  • Inverse

Men Like Gods is a novel written in 1923 by H. G. Wells. It features a utopian parallel universe.

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8 .) News From Nowhere by William Morris

News from Nowhere by William Morris
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris’s prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The “Nowhere” of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhilaratingly, it reminds us that nothing is inevitable about the way we live—now or in 1890.

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7 .) The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato
Lists It Appears On:

  • Signature
  • Stories By Williams
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man—for this reason, ancient readers used the name On Justice as an alternative title (not to be confused with the spurious dialogue also titled On Justice). The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it might have taken place some time during the Peloponnesian War, “there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned”. It is Plato’s best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence “in speech”, culminating in a city called Kallipolis, which is ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.

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6 .) Walden Two by B. F. Skinner

Walden Two by BF Skinner
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Bustle
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

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5 .) Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Signature
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

“Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before.

Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity—and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow.”

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4 .) Utopia by Sir Thomas More

Utopia by Thomas More
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Bustle
  • Stories By Williams
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

Published originally in 1516, More made popular the common usage of the term Utopia, “as a communal place where everything is perfect.” A lawyer himself, Utopia includes no lawyers due to the law’s simplicity. Reading More’s version gives insight into the original thought of what a Utopia should be.

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3 .) The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed Hainish Cycle #1 by Ursula K Le Guin
Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Inverse
  • Stories By Williams
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

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2 .) Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Herland The Herland Trilogy #2 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Science Fiction Books
  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Bustle
  • Signature
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

“A prominent turn-of-the-century social critic and lecturer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman is perhaps best known for her short story “”The Yellow Wallpaper,”” a chilling study of a woman’s descent into insanity, and Women and Economics, a classic of feminist theory that analyzes the destructive effects of women’s economic reliance on men.
In Herland, a vision of a feminist utopia, Gilman employs humor to engaging effect in a story about three male explorers who stumble upon an all-female society isolated somewhere in South America. Noting the advanced state of the civilization they’ve encountered, the visitors set out to find some males, assuming that since the country is so civilized, “”there must be men.”” A delightful fantasy, the story enables Gilman to articulate her then-unconventional views of male-female roles and capabilities, motherhood, individuality, privacy, the sense of community, sexuality, and many other topics.”

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1 .) Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach
Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Science Fiction Books 2
  • Bustle
  • Signature
  • Stories By Williams
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Wikipedia

“Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, this isolated, mysterious nation is welcoming its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston.

Skeptical yet curious about this green new world, Weston is determined to report his findings objectively. But from the start, he’s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly agenda: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to eliminate urban sprawl, zero-tolerance pollution control, tree worship, ritual war games, and a woman-dominated government that has instituted such peaceful revolutions as the twenty-hour workweek and employee ownership of farms and businesses. His old beliefs challenged, his cynicism replaced by hope, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman and undertakes a relationship whose intensity will lead him to a critical choice between two worlds.”

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#28 to 278 Best Utopian Books



 

# Book Author List
(Books Appear On 2 Lists Each)
28 1984 George Orwell Utopian Fiction
Five Books
29 A Crystal Age W.H. Hudson Wikipedia
Utopian Fiction
30 Andromeda Ivan Yefremov Best Science Fiction Books 2
Inverse
31 Brave New World Aldous Huxley Five Books
Utopian Fiction
32 For Us The Living Robert A. Heinlein Best Science Fiction Books 2
Wikipedia
33 Freeland Theodor Hertzka Wikipedia
Utopian Fiction
34 Gloriana , or the Revolution of 1900 Lady Florence Dixie Utopia and Dystopia
Wikipedia
35 Kirinyaga Mike Resnick Utopian Fiction
Inverse
36 The Mars Trilogy Kim Stanley Robinson Utopian Fiction
Utopian Fiction
37 Mizora: World of Women Mary E. Bradley Lane Wikipedia
Utopian Fiction
38 Supplément au voyage de Bougainville Denis Diderot Wikipedia
Utopian Fiction
39 Swastika Night Katherine Burdekin Five Books
Utopian Fiction
40 Tao Hua Yuan Tao Yuanming Utopia and Dystopia
Stories By Williams
41 The Blazing World Margaret Cavendish Utopian Fiction
Wikipedia
42 The City of God Augustine of Hippo Utopia and Dystopia
Stories By Williams
43 The Fifth Sacred Thing Starhawk Utopia and Dystopia
Wikipedia
44 The History of the Sevarites or Sevarambi Denis Vairasse Utopian Fiction
Wikipedia
45 The Hydrogen Sonata Iain M. Banks Best Science Fiction Books 2
Barnes & Noble
46 Trouble on Triton Samuel R. Delany Best Science Fiction Books
Barnes & Noble
47 War With the Newts Karol Capek Utopian Fiction
Wikipedia
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
48 1985 Anthony Burgess Utopian Fiction
49 2312 Kim Stanley Robinson Best Science Fiction Books
50 20th century Utopia and Dystopia
51 2894, or The Fossil Man Wikipedia
52 3001: The Final Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke Wikipedia
53 A Description of the Famous Kingdom of Macaria Samuel Hartlib Wikipedia
54 A Traveler from Altruria William Dean Howells Wikipedia
55 A Vindication of Natural Society Edmund Burke Wikipedia
56 A Work touching the Good Ordering of a Common Weal Joannes Ferrarius Montanus Wikipedia
57 Accelerando Charles Stross Barnes & Noble
58 Adventures of Telemachus, The François Fénelon Utopian Fiction
59 After London Richard Jefferies Utopian Fiction
60 Al-Madina al-Fadila Al-Farabi Utopia and Dystopia
61 An 2440, L’ Louis-Sébastien Mercier Utopian Fiction
62 An Account of the First Settlement … of the Cessares James Burgh Wikipedia
63 Andomeda Nebula Ivan Efremov Utopian Fiction
64 Animal Farm George Orwell Utopian Fiction
65 Anthem Ayn Rand Utopian Fiction
66 Ape and Essence Aldous Huxley Utopian Fiction
67 Aria Kozue Amano Wikipedia
68 Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Utopian Fiction
69 Beach, The Alex Garland Utopian Fiction
70 Bend Sinister Vladimir Nabokov Utopian Fiction
71 Big Planet Jack Vance Utopia and Dystopia
72 Blue Remembered Earth Alastair Reynolds Inverse
73 Book of Dave, The Will Self Utopian Fiction
74 Brain Wave Poul Anderson Utopian Fiction
75 Brazil Terry Gilliam Utopian Fiction
76 Burn James Patrick Kelly Utopian Fiction
77 Caesar’s Column Ignatius Donnelly Utopian Fiction
78 Candide Voltaire Utopian Fiction
79 Castle, The Franz Kafka Utopian Fiction
80 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins Utopian Fiction
81 Chronicle of the Future of a New China Liang Qichao Five Books
82 Chrysalids, The John Wyndham Utopian Fiction
83 City of God St. Augustine Utopian Fiction
84 Civitas Solis Tommaso Campanella Utopian Fiction
85 Clockwork Orange, A Anthony Burgess Utopian Fiction
86 Code de la Nature Étienne-Gabriel Morelly Utopian Fiction
87 Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon Wikipedia
88 Coming Race, The Edward Bulwer-Lytton Utopian Fiction
89 Commonwealth of Oceana, The James Harrington Utopian Fiction
90 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks Utopian Fiction
91 Corridors of Time, The Poul Anderson Utopian Fiction
92 Count Zero William Gibson Utopian Fiction
93 Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler Utopian Fiction
94 Daughters of Egalia, The Gerd Brantenberg Utopian Fiction
95 Day of the Triffids John Wyndham Utopian Fiction
96 De Civitate Dei St. Augustine Utopian Fiction
97 De Monarchia Dante Alighieri Utopian Fiction
98 De Re Publica Marcus Tullius Cicero Utopian Fiction
99 Description of Spensonia Thomas Spence Wikipedia
100 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick Utopian Fiction
101 Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow Barnes & Noble
102 Drowned World, The J. G. Ballard Utopian Fiction
103 Egalia’s Daughters Gerd Brantenberg Utopian Fiction
104 Elvissey Jack Womack Utopian Fiction
105 Enquiry Concerning Political Justice William Godwin Wikipedia
106 Equality Edward Bellamy Wikipedia
107 Essay on Population Thomas Robert Malthus Wikipedia
108 Eutopia Poul Anderson Wikipedia
109 Excession Iain M. Banks Best Science Fiction Books 2
110 Extras Scott Westerfield Utopian Fiction
111 Fable of the Bees, The Bernard Mandeville Utopian Fiction
112 Facticity Blues Jake Camp Wikipedia
113 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Utopian Fiction
114 Feminist Utopias Frances Bartkowski Questia
115 Forever Pleasure: A Utopian Novel… Best Science Fiction Books 2
116 Foundation And Earth Isaac Asimov Best Science Fiction Books 2
117 Foundation’s Edge Foundation Nov… Best Science Fiction Books 2
118 Freedom Daniel Suarez Best Science Fiction Books 2
119 Futurological Congress, Theby Stanislaw Lem Utopian Fiction
120 Gargantua and Pantagruel François Rabelais Wikipedia
121 Gathering Blue Lois Lowry Utopian Fiction
122 Glass Bead Game, The Hermann Hesse Utopian Fiction
123 Going Nowhere: Travelling to, through, and from Utopia Davis, J. C Questia
124 Gold Coast, The Kim Stanley Robinson Utopian Fiction
125 Gray Matters William Hjortsberg Utopian Fiction
126 Handmaid’s Tale, The Margaret Atwood Utopian Fiction
127 Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut Utopian Fiction
128 Histoire du grand et admirable royaume d’Antangil Wikipedia
129 Hominids Robert J. Sawyer Utopian Fiction
130 Hostile Takeover Trilogy S. Andrew Swann Utopian Fiction
131 Human Drift, The King Camp Gillette Utopian Fiction
132 Hunger Games Trilogy, The Suzanne Collins Utopian Fiction
133 I Am Legend Richard Matheson Bustle
134 Il Belluzzi, o vero della citta felice Lodovico Zuccolo Wikipedia
135 Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity Phillip E. Wegner Questia
136 In the Days of the Comet H. G. Wells Utopian Fiction
137 Insel Felsenburg Johann Gottfried Schnabel Utopian Fiction
138 Ionia; Land of Wise Men and Fair Women Alexander Craig Inverse
139 Islands of the Sun Iambulus Wikipedia
140 isoners Of Tomorrow Best Science Fiction Books 2
141 Japanese Utopian Literature from the 1870s to the Present and the Influence of Western Utopianism(*) Moichi, Yoriko Questia
142 Jennifer Government Max Barry Utopian Fiction
143 Kallocain Karin Boye Utopian Fiction
144 La Citta del Sole Wikipedia
145 La Città felice Francesco Patrizi Wikipedia
146 La Repubblica d’Evandria Lodovico Zuccolo Wikipedia
147 Last and First Men Olaf Stapledon Utopian Fiction
148 Laws Plato Wikipedia
149 Life of Lycurgus Plutarch Wikipedia
150 Literature and Utopian Politics in Seventeenth-Century England Robert Appelbaum Questia
151 Look to Windward Iain M. Banks Best Science Fiction Books
152 Lord of the Flies William Golding Utopian Fiction
153 Lottery, The Shirley Jackson Utopian Fiction
154 Machine Stops, The E.M. Forster Utopian Fiction
155 Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia George Zebrowski Utopian Fiction
156 Maddaddam Margaret Atwood Utopian Fiction
157 Magellanic Cloud, The Stanislaw Lem Utopian Fiction
158 Magister Ludi Hermann Hesse Utopian Fiction
159 Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison Utopian Fiction
160 Man in the High Castle, The Philip K. Dick Utopian Fiction
161 Manna Marshall Brain Wikipedia
162 Marcaria Gabriel Plattes Wikipedia
163 Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred Wikipedia
164 Messenger Lois Lowry Utopian Fiction
165 Metropolis Thea von Harbou Utopian Fiction
166 Millenium Hall Sarah Scott Wikipedia
167 Millennium, The Upton Sinclair Utopian Fiction
168 Mockingbird Walter Tevis Utopian Fiction
169 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins Utopian Fiction
170 Mona Lisa Overdrive William Gibson Utopian Fiction
171 Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Robert A. Heinlein Utopian Fiction
172 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon Utopian Fiction
173 Mundus Alter et Idem Joseph Hall Utopian Fiction
174 My Petition for More Space John Hersey Utopian Fiction
175 Naked God, The Peter Hamilton Utopian Fiction
176 Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature Chris Ferns Questia
177 NEQUA or The Problem of the Ages Jack Adam Wikipedia
178 Neuromancer William Gibson Utopian Fiction
179 Neutronium Alchemist, The Peter Hamilton Utopian Fiction
180 Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro Utopian Fiction
181 New Atalantis, The Delarivier Manley Utopian Fiction
182 Niels Klim’s Journey Under the Ground Ludvig Holberg Utopian Fiction
183 Night’s Dawn Trilogy, The Peter Hamilton Utopian Fiction
184 No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction Eric S. Rabkin; Martin H. Greenberg; Joseph D. Olander Questia
185 Nova Solyma Samuel Gott Wikipedia
186 Oceana, The Commonwealth of James Harrington Utopian Fiction
187 On Such a Full Sea Chang-Rae Lee Bustle
188 One David Karp Utopian Fiction
189 Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood Utopian Fiction
190 Partial Visions: Feminism and Utopianism in the 1970s Angelika Bammer Questia
191 Partisan S. Andrew Swann Utopian Fiction
192 Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut Utopian Fiction
193 Pretties Scott Westerfield Utopian Fiction
194 Profiteer S. Andrew Swann Utopian Fiction
195 Rant Chuck Palahniuk Utopian Fiction
196 Rasselas Samuel Johnson Wikipedia
197 Reality Dysfunction, The Peter Hamilton Utopian Fiction
198 Red Star Alexander Bogdanov Utopian Fiction
199 Return from the Stars Stanislaw Lem Utopian Fiction
200 Revolutionary S. Andrew Swann Utopian Fiction
201 Riddley Walker Russell Hoban Utopian Fiction
202 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Wikipedia
203 Sacred History Euhemerus Wikipedia
204 Scientific Romance, A Ronald Wright Utopian Fiction
205 Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia Tom Moylan Questia
206 Seven Days in New Crete Robert Graves Utopian Fiction
207 Shape of Things to Come, The H. G. Wells Utopian Fiction
208 Sheep Look Up, The John Brunner Utopian Fiction
209 Sibling Life or Brothers and Sisters Fredrika Bremer Wikipedia
210 Sinapia Wikipedia
211 Siuqila: Too Good to be True Thomas Lupton Wikipedia
212 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut Utopian Fiction
213 Sleeper Awakes, The H. G. Wells Utopian Fiction
214 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Utopian Fiction
215 Specials Scott Westerfield Utopian Fiction
216 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner Utopian Fiction
217 Star Maker, The Olaf Stapledon Utopian Fiction
218 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein Utopian Fiction
219 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel Inverse
220 Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, A James de Mille Utopian Fiction
221 The Adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di Lucca Simon Berington Wikipedia
222 The Adventures of Telemachus Francois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon Wikipedia
223 The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood Inverse
224 The City And The Stars Arthur C…. Best Science Fiction Books 2
225 The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington Wikipedia
226 The Empire of the Nairs James Henry Lawrence Wikipedia
227 The Female Man Joanna Russ Barnes & Noble
228 The Islands of Wisdom Alexander Moszkowski Wikipedia
229 The Isle of Pines Henry Neville Wikipedia
230 The Kingdom of Science: Literary Utopianism and British Education, 1612-1870 Paul A. Olson Questia
231 The Law of Freedom in a Platform Gerrard Winstanley Wikipedia
232 The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins Robert Paltock Wikipedia
233 The Man in the Moone Francis Godwin Wikipedia
234 The New Moon: A Romance of Reconstruction Oliver Onions Wikipedia
235 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas in The Wind’s Twelve Quarters Ursula K. Le Guin Best Science Fiction Books
236 The Peach Blossom Spring Wikipedia
237 The Pedestrian Ray Bradbury Utopian Fiction
238 The Play of Irony: Theatricality and Utopian Transformation in Contemporary Women’s Speculative Fiction *. (Essays) Wagner-Lawlor, Jennifer A Questia
239 The Player Of Games Iain M. Banks Best Science Fiction Books 2
240 The Robots Of Dawn Isaac Asimov Best Science Fiction Books 2
241 The Silver Metal Lover Tanith Lee Inverse
242 The Southern Land Known Wikipedia
243 The Sunken World Stanton Arthur C… Best Science Fiction Books 2
244 The Towers Of Utopia Mack Reynolds Best Science Fiction Books 2
245 The Virtuous City Al-Farabi Wikipedia
246 The Voyage to Icaria Étienne Cabet Wikipedia
247 Theory of the Four Movements Charles Fourier Wikipedia
248 Time Machine, The H. G. Wells Utopian Fiction
249 Traveler from Altruria, A William Dean Howells Utopian Fiction
250 Travels in Icaria Étienne Cabet Utopian Fiction
251 Trial, The Franz Kafka Utopian Fiction
252 Truth Machine, The James L. Halperin Utopian Fiction
253 Tumannost’ Andromedy Ivan Efremov Utopian Fiction
254 Unit, The Ninni Holmqvist Utopian Fiction
255 Utopia 14 Kurt Vonnegut Utopian Fiction
256 Utopia 239 Rex Gordon Utopian Fiction
257 Utopia X Scott Wilson Utopian Fiction
258 Utopian Imagination and Eighteenth-Century Fiction Christine Rees Questia
259 V for Vendetta Alan Moore Utopian Fiction
260 Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon Barnes & Noble
261 Vermilion Sands J. G. Ballard Utopian Fiction
262 Very Private Life, A Michael Frayne Utopian Fiction
263 Voyage en Icarie, Le Étienne Cabet Utopian Fiction
264 Voyage from Yesteryear James P. Hogan Wikipedia
265 Voyage, Supplement to Bougainville�s Denis Diderot Utopian Fiction
266 Voyages and Adventures of Jacques Massé, The Simon Tyssot de Patot Utopian Fiction
267 Vril, the Power of the Coming Race Edward Bulwer-Lytton Wikipedia
268 Waiting for the Barbarians J. M. Coetzee Utopian Fiction
269 Wanting Seed, The Anthony Burgess Utopian Fiction
270 We Yevgeny Zamyatin Utopian Fiction
271 Welcome to the Monkeyhouse Kurt Vonnegut Utopian Fiction
272 When the Sleeper Wakes H. G. Wells Utopian Fiction
273 White Mars Brian Aldiss Utopian Fiction
274 Wild Shore, The Kim Stanley Robinson Utopian Fiction
275 Wolfaria Johann Eberlin von Günzburg Wikipedia
276 World Inside, The Robert Silverberg Utopian Fiction
277 Year 2440, The Louis-Sébastien Mercier Utopian Fiction
278 Year of the Flood, The Margaret Atwood Utopian Fiction


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