A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an. Ecotopia,” the ’70s cult novel, has seeped into the American PRESCIENT In Ernest Callenbach’s ’70s book, residents of Ecotopia recycle and. Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach. Few philosophies have a greater mutual suspicion and natural antipathy to each other than libertarianism and.

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Although callrnbach novel is a typical example of its genre ‘utopian fiction’ which means that the story consists only of the protagonists descriptions journal, columns, diary, stream of consciousnessI was surprised to be so immersed in the story! If you are looking for excellent and artistic word smithing in a work of fiction, stop looking here: A boy is not a rat, a dog or a fish. It is no longer feasible to the reader that this could exist in the present or future.

Truly a must read, though, because Callenbach surely also knew as much himself. Try suggesting today to someone that if he want a burger, he slaughter the animal. Heroin and other hard drugs are legal, but unfortunately only as a government monopoly.

He also gets laid very often, perhaps to sweeten the pill. With no need of politics, neither are there politicians.

I can’t remember reading a book of fiction which so strongly brought to mind a person I knew, but this book is David. Even a scotopia in an Ecotopian callenbaach adds sex to her healing methods. The importance of this book is not so much to be found in its literary style as in the lively imagination of an alternative and ecologically sound lifestyle on a greater scale, presented more or less realistically.


Mine was already read by others.

HayekEcotopia is the most plausible utopia I have encountered, because it does not seek the perfection of humans or of nature. Oh yes, let’s cut down even more trees than we already are. The idiot hordes are immune to them.

Revisiting the 1970s eco-cult classic that gripped a nation

Everyone needs to pick up a copy. The characterization in particular is not very well done. Ecotopia the book talks about technology, such ecotoia on-demand printing. Selected pages Title Page.

The scene ends as things inevitably do in Ecotopia: Mar 09, Richard rated it really liked it. It expressed on paper the dream of an alternative future held by many in the movements of the s and later. And yet authors of that time period could not imagine its demise, as I have seen in at least three books before this one.

Ecotopia – Wikipedia

Things I thought were silly in my youth seem to make more sense as time goes by. Despite Weston’s initial reservations, throughout the novel Ecotopian citizens are characterized as clever, technologically resourceful, emotionally expressive, and even occasionally violent — but also socially responsible, patriotic. That certainly makes this work of fiction extremely relevant to the uncertain world we live in today with “too big to fail” financial institutions, billionaires using “Citizens United” to buy our government and even running for office!


His struggle is obvious from the beginning and not particularly well portrayed. Callenbacy 03, Chuck McGrady rated it really liked it. There’s also quite a lot on racial and gender segregation, enough to fuel a raging talk about racism and feminism, and how Callenbach is this and that. Evil is in exile, banished to the old world beyond the borders.

Ecotopia was clearly born out of the political and economic turmoil of the s. How could there be?

I could quote the whole thing – my list of highlights is both impressive and daunting – but I really feel I’m better serving other potential readers by simply urging them to read it and discover those moments of brilliance for themselves. That the citizens of Ecotopia would often leave gatherings to have sex and then return, or that they had multiple partners, and that many places were clothing optional, seems a look back to the past rather than a view of the future.