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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 13 May 2010 12:28:18AM 7 points [-]

Would you consider Le Guin's The Dispossessed to be post-utopian? I think she intends her Anarres to be a good place on the whole, and a decent partial attempt at achieving a utopia, but still to have plausible problems.

Comment author: tog 21 October 2011 06:44:42AM 2 points [-]

Not to go off on a tangent, but I'd say it's more utopian than critical of utopia - I don't think we can require utopias to be perfect to deserve the name, and Anarres is pretty (perhaps unrealistically) good, with radical (though not complete) changes in human nature for the better.