November 4-8 BBC Radio 3 had five fifteen minute commentaries on "2019 The Year of Blade Runner." These can be access for about a month after they were broadcast.
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Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020
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Special issue of Southern Cultures: The Women’s Issue
I hope all of you who joined us this weekend at the 44th Annual Society for Utopian Studies meeting are traveling home safely.
Here's a nice little read for your journey: http://www.publicseminar.org/2017/12/utopoly/.
Dear List members,
I'm an urban sociologist who is relatively new in Utopian Studies. So please excuse in advance if this request is rather blunt.
The Politics of Emancipation. Utopia, Insurgent Democracy and the Legacy of Miguel Abensour
I just ran across a mystery novel, the second in a series by Tania Bayard, that has Christine de Pizan as the detective solving a mystery in 1393. I haven't read it, but it made me wonder if there were other crossovers like this.
There are also substantial series of mystery novels set in Amish and Shaker communities.
Online The New York Times has a series of what it calls "Op-Eds from the Future". There have been nine so far, and all, albeit brief, can be considered utopias, mostly dystopian. They are now being posted every two weeks with a wide range of authors from regular NYT columnists to SF authors.
I expect that most people known that Nature has a somewhat similar feature. Every issue as as its last page a one page story with the series simply called Futures. All but a few are SF with little or no social content, but a few are utopias.