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In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

 
We have extended the deadline for this special issue of the journal. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularise the notion of ‘the Great Good Place’ to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More’s text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.
 
We invite contributors to submit 6000 word articles on any aspect of More’s text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
 


  • The political organisation of utopias

  • Utopia and language

  • Travel and exploration

  • Economics and social organisation

  • Utopia and religion

  • Utopia and sexuality

  • War

  • The private versus the public

 
All submissions should meet the guidelines to contributors as laid out on the SF Foundation website. The revised deadline for submissions is 6th March 2016and should be sent (with a note on university affiliation if applicable) to the regular email address: journaleditor@sf-foundation.orgWe will confirm our choice of articles by April 2016.
 
 
  
We have extended the deadline for this special issue of the journal. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularise the notion of ‘the Great Good Place’ to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More’s text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.
 
We invite contributors to submit 6000 word articles on any aspect of More’s text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
 

  • The political organisation of utopias

  • Utopia and language

  • Travel and exploration

  • Economics and social organisation

  • Utopia and religion

  • Utopia and sexuality

  • War

  • The private versus the public

 
All submissions should meet the guidelines to contributors as laid out on the SF Foundation website. The revised deadline for submissions is 6th March 2016and should be sent (with a note on university affiliation if applicable) to the regular email address: journaleditor@sf-foundation.orgWe will confirm our choice of articles by April 2016.