Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias by Kim Stanley RobinsonFuture Primitive: The New Ecotopias by Kim Stanley Robinson

Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias

EditorKim Stanley Robinson

Paperback | June 15, 1997

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Ernest Callenbach's classic novel Ecotopia sparked a movement that is growing rapidly around the world. Ecotopians embrace high technology as a tool for preserving and living gently within the natural environment of Planet Earth.

Kim Stanley Robinson has gathered here in this volume bright tales of Ecotopian futures, as well as a few cautionary ones. Writers and poets, from Gary Snyder to Ursula K. LeGuin to Ernest Callenbach himself have contributed their visions, along with Pat Murphy, Paul Park, R.A. Lafferty, Rachel Pollack, Garry Kilworth, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Howard Waldrop, Carol Emshwiller, Frederick Turner, and Robinson Jeffers.

Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952. A native Californian, he is the author of the Nebula Award-winning Red Mars and several other highly regarded SF novels, including his acclaimed Three Californias trilogy.
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Title:Future Primitive: The New EcotopiasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.24 × 5.46 × 0.93 inPublished:June 15, 1997

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ISBN - 10:0312863500

ISBN - 13:9780312863500

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION by Kim Stanley Robinson

"Tomorrow's Song," by Gary Snyder

PART ONE: STATEMENTS OF DESIRE
"Bears Discover Fire," by Terry Bisson
"In the Abode of the Snows," by Pat Murphy
"Boomer Flats," by R. A. Lafferty

PART TWO: DENIAL OF THE BODY
"Hogfoot Right and Bird-Hands," by Garry Kilworth

PART THREE: BUT WHAT WERE THEY REALLY LIKE?
"House of Bones," by Robert Silverberg

PART FOUR: AND MIGHT WE EVER BE LIKE THAT AGAIN?
"'A Story,' by John V. Marsch," by Gene Wolfe
"The Bead Woman," by Rachel Pollack
"Chocco," by Ernest Callenbach
From The New World, by Frederick Turner
"Rangriver Fell," by Paul Park
"Mary Margaret Road-Grader," by Howard Waldrop

PART FIVE: PARABLES
"Looking Down," by Carol Emshwiller
"Newton's Sleep," by Ursula K. LeGuin
"Return," by Robinson Jeffers

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Ernst Callenbach's classic novel gave a name--Ecotopia--to a movement that is growing rapidly around the world. Science fiction offers a unique way to look at futures where science and technology serve the cause of humans living a more natural life. "Future Primitive" collects some of the brightest tales of these futures, as well as a few cautionary ones, from top science fiction writers