Books tagged: utopia

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The Role of Productivity in Community Success: The Jesuit-Guaraní Cultural Confluence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
This historical essay, drawn from the deepest jungles of Uruguay in South America, examines the creation of a flourishing culture and economy that lasted for almost two centuries. It explores the guided development of a virtuous web of social and economic controls that mixed the philosophy of Catholic Jesuits with the traditions of the native Guaraní peoples. Suggests application to our times.
The Stone Grapes
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 75. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A new grape variety with strange effects changes the world. A science fiction short story.
Isle of Larus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,570. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by Crooked Cat publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The calm before the storm. The four guardians of the Isle of Larus have been enjoying quiet and comfortable lives, with nothing more than the occasional shipwreck to trouble them – but all that is about to change.
Fairy Park & Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the White City, the ghosts haunt the quarters and the citizens never sleep. In Fairy Park, the newest attraction of the city promises to delight even the most discerning of tastes. In Stories of the Dead, a group of performers break into a theatre on the forbidden ghost night and pay the price. In Liminal Creatures, the origin of the White City's popular Lunar Calendar is revealed.
Utopia
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The world is wrong. Lies and deception cloud our vision. Life, restricted to a dome no larger than the New York we once knew, is empty. It began so long ago, when a nuclear war destroyed our world. Masked by fear, our leaders trapped the survivors in a city under the dome. There, life is perfect. But it is a lie. The outside world has rehabilitated. Yet the borders are still closed.
Een gift van de schemerjaren
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: Dutch. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
De bevolking van de planeet Tertia Trega leeft al duizend jaar in vrede, maar met het vertrek van de jongere generaties naar nieuwe uitdagingen in de ruimte, kabbelt de maatschappij naar een roemloos uitdoven. Een bloedige moord, de eerste in al die tijd, schrikt de bevolking van Meerzicht op. Kent Tertia Trega toch inheems leven gevaarlijk voor de mens, of is er meer aan de hand?
TwentySix
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Price: Free! Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 26 short stories by Shane Rynhart, previously published weekly on his blog. Includes stories of love, hate, death, life, friendship, revenge, religion and jam sandwiches.
Elbies - part 1
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Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Aliens have arrived, and they're going to kill most of us - but it's for our own good. (First 2 months of Robbie Taylor's 250 Word Project)
The End of the Line
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Series: Epic Fail, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Escaping from one prison only to find themselves inside another, where machines run wild, the sun doesn't know how to set, and time itself is running out, the chosen ones find themselves without a clue. All they have is an old battered book that re-writes itself daily and advises them to "follow the path", but what they find at the end of the line is both more and less than they ever expected.
A Fish In The Mirror
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What would you say if someone asked you why the world was worth saving? What if you didn’t really care? This is the problem that young Horatio is facing when a visit to his local aquarium goes in an unexpected direction. Inspired by a Chinese legend, “A Fish in the Mirror” is a humorous yet thoughtful exploration of human nature through scenes of everyday banality and of not-so-everyday crisis.