List of utopian literature

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This is a list of utopian literature. A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. It is a common literary theme, especially in speculative fiction and science fiction.

Pre-17th century[edit]

The word "utopia" was coined in Greek language by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, but the genre has roots dating back to antiquity.

17th-19th centuries[edit]

A Crystal Age, by W.H. Hudson (1906 edition cover)

20th-21st centuries[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Russell, Bertrand (1945). History of Western Philosophy. Simon & Schuster. p. 97. ISBN 978-0671314002. 
  2. ^ Pinheiro, Marilia P. Futre. (2006). Utopia and Utopias: a Study on a Literary Genre in Antiquity. In Authors, Authority and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel. Groningen: Barkhuis. (pp. 147–171). ISBN 907792213X.
  3. ^ David Winston. Iambulus’ Islands of the Sun and Hellenistic Literary Utopias, in: Science Fiction Studies #10 = Volume 3, Part 3 = November 1976
  4. ^ Sullivan, E. D. S. (Ed.). (1983). The Utopian Vision: Seven Essays on the Quincentennial of Sir Thomas More. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University Press
  5. ^ ^ J. Weinberger. (1976). Science and Rule in Bacon's Utopia: An Introduction to the Reading of the New Atlantis. The American Political Science Review. 70(3): 865–885.
  6. ^ Boesky, Amy. (1995). Nation, miscegenation: membering utopia in Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines. Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 37: 165-84.
  7. ^ McDonald, Christie V. (1976). The Reading and Writing of Utopia in Denis Diderot's "Supplement au voyage de Bougainville". Fiction Studies, 3(3): 248-254.
  8. ^ Gates, Barbara T. (ed.), In Nature's Name: An Anthology of Women's Writing and Illustration, 1780-1930 University of Chicago Press, 2002
  9. ^ Morris, William (2006) [1903]. The Earthly Paradise. Obscure Press. ISBN 1-84664-523-9. 
  10. ^ H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, ed. Mark R. Hillegas (Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1967).
  11. ^ H. G. Wells, Men Like Gods, Book I, Ch. 5, Sect. 6.
  12. ^ HiLobrow, "Ursula K. Le Guin" by Joshua Glenn, October 21, 2009
  13. ^ Dennis Hevesi, "Ernest Callenbach, Author of ‘Ecotopia,’ Dies at 83", The New York Times, April 27, 2012.
  14. ^ BOOM A Journal of California, "The Boom interview: Kim Stanley Robinson", "Boom" Winter 2013, Vol. 3, No. 4, Interview conducted by Jon Christensen, Jan Goggans, and Ursula K. Heise.
  15. ^ Entry in the National Diet Library: