The Iron Heel

The Iron Heel

Jack London

Published in 1908, this novel is set way into the future. A manuscript by Avis Everhard, a revolutionist, has been found, dating back to the early part of the twentieth century. The manuscript is analyzed by scholar Anthony Meredith, who lives in 2060. The novel/manuscript follows the rise of the Iron Heel, the Oligarchy which crushed a…

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A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

H. G. Wells

In his preface to this book, Wells forecast (incorrectly) that A Modern Utopia would be the last of a series of volumes on social problems that began in 1901 with Anticipations and included Mankind in the Making (1903). But unlike those non-fictional works, A Modern Utopia is presented as a tale told by a sketchily described character…

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New Atlantis

New Atlantis

Francis Bacon

New Atlantis is a utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published in Latin (as Nova Atlantis) in 1624 and in English in 1627. In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where “generosity and enlightenment…

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Unveiling a Parallel, A Romance

Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant

Unveiling a Parallel: A Romance is a feminist science fiction and utopian novel published in 1893. The unnamed narrator, a man, arrives at Mars after a flight by ‘aeroplane.’ Mars is much like Earth, and inhabited by Earth-like flora and fauna. Where it differs is in the social roles of the genders. Women occupy a place of equality…

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