Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias
|Editor||Kim Stanley Robinson|
|Published||1994 (Tor Books)|
Future Primitive - The New Ecotopias is a 1994 collection of short stories edited by Kim Stanley Robinson. It republishes notable short works of utopian and dystopian fiction that incorporate elements of primitivism and of eco-anarchism.
- An introduction by Robinson, outlining the visionary role of such fiction
- Tomorrow's Song, Gary Snyder (a poem)
- Part one: "Statements of desire"
- Part two: "Denial of the body"
- Part three: "But what were they really like?"
- Part four: "And might we ever be like that again?"
- Part five: "Parables"
- Endnotes characterizing the purpose of each story in the anthology
Publishers Weekly called it "a potent mixture of prose and poetry" that will "please not only science fiction aficionados but also those with interest in philosophy, archeology and environmental ethics".