Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to "Brave New World" and Beyond by Patrick Parrinder (review)

Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to "Brave New World" and Beyond by... Notes 1. Candy Gunther Brown, “Introduction,” in The Future of Evangelicalism in America, ed. Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), 1. 2. Chris R. Armstrong, “Sound, Style, Substance: New Directions in Evangelical Spirituality,” in The Future of Evangelicalism in America, ed. Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), 63. 3. Sarah Coakley, God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 162. Patrick Parrinder. Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific ­ evolution to “Brave New World” and Beyond. New York: Palgrave, 2015. 222 pp. Cloth, $90.00, isbn 9781137456779 Reviewed by Musab Bajaber, King Saud University Utopian Literature and Science by Patrick Parrinder is an elaborate addition to the discussion about the connection between science and utopianism. It traces the complex relationship between the two from Bacon’s New Atlantis to twentiethcentury utopian science fiction. The book argues that in classical utopias, science is either unnecessary or precarious and, thus, usually censored and controlled. In modern utopias, however, the connection between the two is complex. While science is essential to the formation of any modern utopia, its presence within this form of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Utopian Studies Penn State University Press

Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to "Brave New World" and Beyond by Patrick Parrinder (review)

Utopian Studies, Volume 28 (2) – Jul 19, 2017

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Notes 1. Candy Gunther Brown, “Introduction,” in The Future of Evangelicalism in America, ed. Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), 1. 2. Chris R. Armstrong, “Sound, Style, Substance: New Directions in Evangelical Spirituality,” in The Future of Evangelicalism in America, ed. Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), 63. 3. Sarah Coakley, God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 162. Patrick Parrinder. Utopian Literature and Science: From the Scientific ­ evolution to “Brave New World” and Beyond. New York: Palgrave, 2015. 222 pp. Cloth, $90.00, isbn 9781137456779 Reviewed by Musab Bajaber, King Saud University Utopian Literature and Science by Patrick Parrinder is an elaborate addition to the discussion about the connection between science and utopianism. It traces the complex relationship between the two from Bacon’s New Atlantis to twentiethcentury utopian science fiction. The book argues that in classical utopias, science is either unnecessary or precarious and, thus, usually censored and controlled. In modern utopias, however, the connection between the two is complex. While science is essential to the formation of any modern utopia, its presence within this form of

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