On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre
Edited by Gerry Canavan
5. The Alternative Island
The really philosophical writers invent the true, by analogy….
HONORÉ DE BALZAC
1. The Sociopolitics of Happiness: More’s Utopia and its SF Context
1.1. In the first part of Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) a long discussion of England’s social ills culminates in Hythloday’s famous passage on the destruction of the medieval peasantry:
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