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Ecotopia : the notebooks and reports of William Weston / Ernest Callenbach.

Author/Creator:
Callenbach, Ernest, author.
Publication:
New York : Bantam Books, [1977]
Format/Description:
Book
213 pages ; 18 cm
Edition:
Bantam edition.
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Subjects:
Human ecology -- Fiction.
Environmentalism -- Fiction.
Environmentalists -- Fiction.
Nature conservation -- Fiction.
Conservation of natural resources -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Science fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York City.
Summary:
Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a ʺstable-stateʺ ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Like a modern Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed, horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopiaʼs strange practices: employee ownership of farms and businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical elimination of pollution, mini-cities that defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering on worship, a woman-dominated government, and bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative, unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Westonʼs conflict of values intensifies-and leads to a startling climax.
Notes:
Bantam edition / October 1977
Local notes:
Adams Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2015 by Dr. Mark B. Adams.
Penn Provenance:
Adams, Mark B. (donor) (Adams Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1977
Cited in:
Internet Speculative Fiction Database, 250524
Contributor:
Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0553104896
9780553104899
OCLC:
961693494
Publisher Number:
10489-6 Bantam Book