Drawing on the parameters established by Thomas More's Utopia for the making of a literary tradition, this essay aims to demonstrate that a blending of genres and subgenres has contributed to the revisition and revision of utopia for a wider audience. I will examine two novels - one published in 2012 and the other in 1993, the latter adapted to cinema in 2014 - which share features of science fiction and of the adventure genre, so as to exemplify how these have borrowed from convention while presenting original developments, thus growing in popularity amongst contemporary readers.
|Title of host publication||Utopia(s): Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary|
|Editors||Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Science fiction