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About janewiseman

a retired college professor interested in imaginary worlds of all types.

NEW THEME! Cast Away, Locked Away, Tempest Toss’d

A lot of literature based on this theme is very close to utopian/dystopian literature: tales of utopian islands hospitable to castaways, people locked up in such horrifying circumstances that their world shrinks to dystopia. Here’s a reading list: THE ODYSSEY–the ultimate … Continue reading

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What if there really were bat-monkeys on the moon?

What if there really were bat-monkeys on the moon?.

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Welcome to Utopiary

Welcome to Utopiary, a blog about imaginary worlds—the ideal (utopia), the opposite of ideal (dystopia), and the playful and speculative worlds of all types that people the world over and from time immemorial have created in many different media: written … Continue reading

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