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The Best Utopian Books Of All-Time

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“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



 

#BookAuthorList
(Books Appear On 2 Lists Each)
281984George OrwellUtopian Fiction
Five Books
29A Crystal AgeW.H. HudsonWikipedia
Utopian Fiction
30AndromedaIvan YefremovBest Science Fiction Books 2
Inverse
31Brave New WorldAldous HuxleyFive Books
Utopian Fiction
32For Us The LivingRobert A. HeinleinBest Science Fiction Books 2
Wikipedia
33FreelandTheodor HertzkaWikipedia
Utopian Fiction
34Gloriana , or the Revolution of 1900Lady Florence DixieUtopia and Dystopia
Wikipedia
35KirinyagaMike ResnickUtopian Fiction
Inverse
36The Mars TrilogyKim Stanley RobinsonUtopian Fiction
Utopian Fiction
37Mizora: World of WomenMary E. Bradley LaneWikipedia
Utopian Fiction
38Supplément au voyage de BougainvilleDenis DiderotWikipedia
Utopian Fiction
39Swastika NightKatherine BurdekinFive Books
Utopian Fiction
40Tao Hua YuanTao YuanmingUtopia and Dystopia
Stories By Williams
41The Blazing WorldMargaret CavendishUtopian Fiction
Wikipedia
42The City of GodAugustine of HippoUtopia and Dystopia
Stories By Williams
43The Fifth Sacred ThingStarhawkUtopia and Dystopia
Wikipedia
44The History of the Sevarites or SevarambiDenis VairasseUtopian Fiction
Wikipedia
45The Hydrogen SonataIain M. BanksBest Science Fiction Books 2
Barnes & Noble
46Trouble on TritonSamuel R. DelanyBest Science Fiction Books
Barnes & Noble
47War With the NewtsKarol CapekUtopian Fiction
Wikipedia
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
481985Anthony BurgessUtopian Fiction
492312Kim Stanley RobinsonBest Science Fiction Books
5020th centuryUtopia and Dystopia
512894, or The Fossil ManWikipedia
523001: The Final OdysseyArthur C. ClarkeWikipedia
53A Description of the Famous Kingdom of MacariaSamuel HartlibWikipedia
54A Traveler from AltruriaWilliam Dean HowellsWikipedia
55A Vindication of Natural SocietyEdmund BurkeWikipedia
56A Work touching the Good Ordering of a Common WealJoannes Ferrarius MontanusWikipedia
57AccelerandoCharles StrossBarnes & Noble
58Adventures of Telemachus, TheFrançois FénelonUtopian Fiction
59After LondonRichard JefferiesUtopian Fiction
60Al-Madina al-FadilaAl-FarabiUtopia and Dystopia
61An 2440, L’Louis-Sébastien MercierUtopian Fiction
62An Account of the First Settlement … of the CessaresJames BurghWikipedia
63Andomeda NebulaIvan EfremovUtopian Fiction
64Animal FarmGeorge OrwellUtopian Fiction
65AnthemAyn RandUtopian Fiction
66Ape and EssenceAldous HuxleyUtopian Fiction
67AriaKozue AmanoWikipedia
68Atlas ShruggedAyn RandUtopian Fiction
69Beach, TheAlex GarlandUtopian Fiction
70Bend SinisterVladimir NabokovUtopian Fiction
71Big PlanetJack VanceUtopia and Dystopia
72Blue Remembered EarthAlastair ReynoldsInverse
73Book of Dave, TheWill SelfUtopian Fiction
74Brain WavePoul AndersonUtopian Fiction
75BrazilTerry GilliamUtopian Fiction
76BurnJames Patrick KellyUtopian Fiction
77Caesar’s ColumnIgnatius DonnellyUtopian Fiction
78CandideVoltaireUtopian Fiction
79Castle, TheFranz KafkaUtopian Fiction
80Catching FireSuzanne CollinsUtopian Fiction
81Chronicle of the Future of a New ChinaLiang QichaoFive Books
82Chrysalids, TheJohn WyndhamUtopian Fiction
83City of GodSt. AugustineUtopian Fiction
84Civitas SolisTommaso CampanellaUtopian Fiction
85Clockwork Orange, AAnthony BurgessUtopian Fiction
86Code de la NatureÉtienne-Gabriel MorellyUtopian Fiction
87Comical History of the States and Empires of the MoonWikipedia
88Coming Race, TheEdward Bulwer-LyttonUtopian Fiction
89Commonwealth of Oceana, TheJames HarringtonUtopian Fiction
90Consider PhlebasIain M. BanksUtopian Fiction
91Corridors of Time, ThePoul AndersonUtopian Fiction
92Count ZeroWilliam GibsonUtopian Fiction
93Darkness at NoonArthur KoestlerUtopian Fiction
94Daughters of Egalia, TheGerd BrantenbergUtopian Fiction
95Day of the TriffidsJohn WyndhamUtopian Fiction
96De Civitate DeiSt. AugustineUtopian Fiction
97De MonarchiaDante AlighieriUtopian Fiction
98De Re PublicaMarcus Tullius CiceroUtopian Fiction
99Description of SpensoniaThomas SpenceWikipedia
100Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Philip K. DickUtopian Fiction
101Down and Out in the Magic KingdomCory DoctorowBarnes & Noble
102Drowned World, TheJ. G. BallardUtopian Fiction
103Egalia’s DaughtersGerd BrantenbergUtopian Fiction
104ElvisseyJack WomackUtopian Fiction
105Enquiry Concerning Political JusticeWilliam GodwinWikipedia
106EqualityEdward BellamyWikipedia
107Essay on PopulationThomas Robert MalthusWikipedia
108EutopiaPoul AndersonWikipedia
109ExcessionIain M. BanksBest Science Fiction Books 2
110ExtrasScott WesterfieldUtopian Fiction
111Fable of the Bees, TheBernard MandevilleUtopian Fiction
112Facticity BluesJake CampWikipedia
113Fahrenheit 451Ray BradburyUtopian Fiction
114Feminist UtopiasFrances BartkowskiQuestia
115Forever Pleasure: A Utopian Novel…Best Science Fiction Books 2
116Foundation And EarthIsaac AsimovBest Science Fiction Books 2
117Foundation’s EdgeFoundation Nov…Best Science Fiction Books 2
118FreedomDaniel SuarezBest Science Fiction Books 2
119Futurological Congress, Theby Stanislaw LemUtopian Fiction
120Gargantua and PantagruelFrançois RabelaisWikipedia
121Gathering BlueLois LowryUtopian Fiction
122Glass Bead Game, TheHermann HesseUtopian Fiction
123Going Nowhere: Travelling to, through, and from UtopiaDavis, J. CQuestia
124Gold Coast, TheKim Stanley RobinsonUtopian Fiction
125Gray MattersWilliam HjortsbergUtopian Fiction
126Handmaid’s Tale, TheMargaret AtwoodUtopian Fiction
127Harrison BergeronKurt VonnegutUtopian Fiction
128Histoire du grand et admirable royaume d’AntangilWikipedia
129HominidsRobert J. SawyerUtopian Fiction
130Hostile Takeover TrilogyS. Andrew SwannUtopian Fiction
131Human Drift, TheKing Camp GilletteUtopian Fiction
132Hunger Games Trilogy, TheSuzanne CollinsUtopian Fiction
133I Am LegendRichard MathesonBustle
134Il Belluzzi, o vero della citta feliceLodovico ZuccoloWikipedia
135Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of ModernityPhillip E. WegnerQuestia
136In the Days of the CometH. G. WellsUtopian Fiction
137Insel FelsenburgJohann Gottfried SchnabelUtopian Fiction
138Ionia; Land of Wise Men and Fair WomenAlexander CraigInverse
139Islands of the SunIambulusWikipedia
140isoners Of TomorrowBest Science Fiction Books 2
141Japanese Utopian Literature from the 1870s to the Present and the Influence of Western Utopianism(*)Moichi, YorikoQuestia
142Jennifer GovernmentMax BarryUtopian Fiction
143KallocainKarin BoyeUtopian Fiction
144La Citta del SoleWikipedia
145La Città feliceFrancesco PatriziWikipedia
146La Repubblica d’EvandriaLodovico ZuccoloWikipedia
147Last and First MenOlaf StapledonUtopian Fiction
148LawsPlatoWikipedia
149Life of LycurgusPlutarchWikipedia
150Literature and Utopian Politics in Seventeenth-Century EnglandRobert AppelbaumQuestia
151Look to WindwardIain M. BanksBest Science Fiction Books
152Lord of the FliesWilliam GoldingUtopian Fiction
153Lottery, TheShirley JacksonUtopian Fiction
154Machine Stops, TheE.M. ForsterUtopian Fiction
155Macrolife: A Mobile UtopiaGeorge ZebrowskiUtopian Fiction
156MaddaddamMargaret AtwoodUtopian Fiction
157Magellanic Cloud, TheStanislaw LemUtopian Fiction
158Magister LudiHermann HesseUtopian Fiction
159Make Room! Make Room!Harry HarrisonUtopian Fiction
160Man in the High Castle, ThePhilip K. DickUtopian Fiction
161MannaMarshall BrainWikipedia
162MarcariaGabriel PlattesWikipedia
163Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five HundredWikipedia
164MessengerLois LowryUtopian Fiction
165MetropolisThea von HarbouUtopian Fiction
166Millenium HallSarah ScottWikipedia
167Millennium, TheUpton SinclairUtopian Fiction
168MockingbirdWalter TevisUtopian Fiction
169MockingjaySuzanne CollinsUtopian Fiction
170Mona Lisa OverdriveWilliam GibsonUtopian Fiction
171Moon is a Harsh Mistress, TheRobert A. HeinleinUtopian Fiction
172More Than HumanTheodore SturgeonUtopian Fiction
173Mundus Alter et IdemJoseph HallUtopian Fiction
174My Petition for More SpaceJohn HerseyUtopian Fiction
175Naked God, ThePeter HamiltonUtopian Fiction
176Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian LiteratureChris FernsQuestia
177NEQUA or The Problem of the AgesJack AdamWikipedia
178NeuromancerWilliam GibsonUtopian Fiction
179Neutronium Alchemist, ThePeter HamiltonUtopian Fiction
180Never Let Me GoKazuo IshiguroUtopian Fiction
181New Atalantis, TheDelarivier ManleyUtopian Fiction
182Niels Klim’s Journey Under the GroundLudvig HolbergUtopian Fiction
183Night’s Dawn Trilogy, ThePeter HamiltonUtopian Fiction
184No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian FictionEric S. Rabkin; Martin H. Greenberg; Joseph D. OlanderQuestia
185Nova SolymaSamuel GottWikipedia
186Oceana, The Commonwealth ofJames HarringtonUtopian Fiction
187On Such a Full SeaChang-Rae LeeBustle
188OneDavid KarpUtopian Fiction
189Oryx and CrakeMargaret AtwoodUtopian Fiction
190Partial Visions: Feminism and Utopianism in the 1970sAngelika BammerQuestia
191PartisanS. Andrew SwannUtopian Fiction
192Player PianoKurt VonnegutUtopian Fiction
193PrettiesScott WesterfieldUtopian Fiction
194ProfiteerS. Andrew SwannUtopian Fiction
195RantChuck PalahniukUtopian Fiction
196RasselasSamuel JohnsonWikipedia
197Reality Dysfunction, ThePeter HamiltonUtopian Fiction
198Red StarAlexander BogdanovUtopian Fiction
199Return from the StarsStanislaw LemUtopian Fiction
200RevolutionaryS. Andrew SwannUtopian Fiction
201Riddley WalkerRussell HobanUtopian Fiction
202Robinson CrusoeDaniel DefoeWikipedia
203Sacred HistoryEuhemerusWikipedia
204Scientific Romance, ARonald WrightUtopian Fiction
205Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, DystopiaTom MoylanQuestia
206Seven Days in New CreteRobert GravesUtopian Fiction
207Shape of Things to Come, TheH. G. WellsUtopian Fiction
208Sheep Look Up, TheJohn BrunnerUtopian Fiction
209Sibling Life or Brothers and SistersFredrika BremerWikipedia
210SinapiaWikipedia
211Siuqila: Too Good to be TrueThomas LuptonWikipedia
212Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt VonnegutUtopian Fiction
213Sleeper Awakes, TheH. G. WellsUtopian Fiction
214Snow CrashNeal StephensonUtopian Fiction
215SpecialsScott WesterfieldUtopian Fiction
216Stand on ZanzibarJohn BrunnerUtopian Fiction
217Star Maker, TheOlaf StapledonUtopian Fiction
218Starship TroopersRobert A. HeinleinUtopian Fiction
219Station ElevenEmily St. John MandelInverse
220Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, AJames de MilleUtopian Fiction
221The Adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di LuccaSimon BeringtonWikipedia
222The Adventures of TelemachusFrancois de Salignac de la Mothe FenelonWikipedia
223The Blind AssassinMargaret AtwoodInverse
224The City And The StarsArthur C….Best Science Fiction Books 2
225The Commonwealth of OceanaJames HarringtonWikipedia
226The Empire of the NairsJames Henry LawrenceWikipedia
227The Female ManJoanna RussBarnes & Noble
228The Islands of WisdomAlexander MoszkowskiWikipedia
229The Isle of PinesHenry NevilleWikipedia
230The Kingdom of Science: Literary Utopianism and British Education, 1612-1870Paul A. OlsonQuestia
231The Law of Freedom in a PlatformGerrard WinstanleyWikipedia
232The Life and Adventures of Peter WilkinsRobert PaltockWikipedia
233The Man in the MooneFrancis GodwinWikipedia
234The New Moon: A Romance of ReconstructionOliver OnionsWikipedia
235The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas in The Wind’s Twelve QuartersUrsula K. Le GuinBest Science Fiction Books
236The Peach Blossom SpringWikipedia
237The PedestrianRay BradburyUtopian Fiction
238The Play of Irony: Theatricality and Utopian Transformation in Contemporary Women’s Speculative Fiction *. (Essays)Wagner-Lawlor, Jennifer AQuestia
239The Player Of GamesIain M. BanksBest Science Fiction Books 2
240The Robots Of DawnIsaac AsimovBest Science Fiction Books 2
241The Silver Metal LoverTanith LeeInverse
242The Southern Land KnownWikipedia
243The Sunken WorldStanton Arthur C…Best Science Fiction Books 2
244The Towers Of UtopiaMack ReynoldsBest Science Fiction Books 2
245The Virtuous CityAl-FarabiWikipedia
246The Voyage to IcariaÉtienne CabetWikipedia
247Theory of the Four MovementsCharles FourierWikipedia
248Time Machine, TheH. G. WellsUtopian Fiction
249Traveler from Altruria, AWilliam Dean HowellsUtopian Fiction
250Travels in IcariaÉtienne CabetUtopian Fiction
251Trial, TheFranz KafkaUtopian Fiction
252Truth Machine, TheJames L. HalperinUtopian Fiction
253Tumannost’ AndromedyIvan EfremovUtopian Fiction
254Unit, TheNinni HolmqvistUtopian Fiction
255Utopia 14Kurt VonnegutUtopian Fiction
256Utopia 239Rex GordonUtopian Fiction
257Utopia XScott WilsonUtopian Fiction
258Utopian Imagination and Eighteenth-Century FictionChristine ReesQuestia
259V for VendettaAlan MooreUtopian Fiction
260Venus Plus XTheodore SturgeonBarnes & Noble
261Vermilion SandsJ. G. BallardUtopian Fiction
262Very Private Life, AMichael FrayneUtopian Fiction
263Voyage en Icarie, LeÉtienne CabetUtopian Fiction
264Voyage from YesteryearJames P. HoganWikipedia
265Voyage, Supplement to Bougainville�sDenis DiderotUtopian Fiction
266Voyages and Adventures of Jacques Massé, TheSimon Tyssot de PatotUtopian Fiction
267Vril, the Power of the Coming RaceEdward Bulwer-LyttonWikipedia
268Waiting for the BarbariansJ. M. CoetzeeUtopian Fiction
269Wanting Seed, TheAnthony BurgessUtopian Fiction
270WeYevgeny ZamyatinUtopian Fiction
271Welcome to the MonkeyhouseKurt VonnegutUtopian Fiction
272When the Sleeper WakesH. G. WellsUtopian Fiction
273White MarsBrian AldissUtopian Fiction
274Wild Shore, TheKim Stanley RobinsonUtopian Fiction
275WolfariaJohann Eberlin von GünzburgWikipedia
276World Inside, TheRobert SilverbergUtopian Fiction
277Year 2440, TheLouis-Sébastien MercierUtopian Fiction
278Year of the Flood, TheMargaret AtwoodUtopian Fiction


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