Dystopias in Contemporary Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Baggesen, Søren. “Utopian and Dystopian Pessimism: Le Guin's The Word for World Is Forest and Tiptree's ‘We Who Stole the Dream.’” Science Fiction Studies 14, no. 1 (1987): 34-43.

Baggesen discusses the two works by Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree, respectively, in terms of their perception of evil, concluding that, while both are pessimistic in tone, Le Guin's tale is essentially utopian, while Tiptree's is dystopian.

Bittner, James W. “Chronosophy, Aesthetics, and Ethics in Le Guin's The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia.” In No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, edited...

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