New Paper in Utopian Studies

I have just had a paper accepted by Utopian Studies. It deals with an important issue, namely how exactly we should conceive of the practical aims of dystopias. My argument is that we need to think about both their warning function, and the underlying process of extrapolation, in a dynamic fashion.

You can find a pre-print of the paper here.





“I am offered the Grand Inquisitor’s choice. Will you choose freedom without happiness, or happiness without freedom? The only answer one can make, I think is: No.”
Ursula K. Le Guin