Cities

TitleCities
Year for Search1971
AuthorsKelly, Robert (b. 1935)
Date Published1971
PublisherFrontier Press
Place PublishedNewbury, MA
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Describes many hidden cities, including at least two eutopias. The first, with elements of satire, is the Autonomous City-State of Fatima, an island in the Caribbean that is oil rich and with only three laws–“Do not Kill . Do Not Hurt People . Do Not Take What Isn’t Yours” (8). Another city, Ára in North Africa, is immensely advanced in biology but has no other technology. Yet another, Wuara in South America and the largest hidden city in the world, is far in advance of the rest of the world in biology (mature Wuarans can choose their gender), technology (Wuara has settled, Mars, two moons of Jupiter, and Venus), and social organization (each Wuaran states their needs for the next year in detail, and they are provided).

Additional Publishers

An earlier version appeared as “Cities.” The Iowa Review 1.4 (Fall 1970): 28-51.

Holding Institutions

KU, MoU-St

Author Note

(b. 1935)

Full Text

1971 Kelly, Robert (b. 1935). Cities. Newbury, MA: Frontier Press. An earlier version appeared as “Cities.” The Iowa Review 1.4 (Fall 1970): 28-51. KU, MoU-St

Describes many hidden cities, including at least two eutopias. The first, with elements of satire, is the Autonomous City-State of Fatima, an island in the Caribbean that is oil rich and with only three laws–“Do not Kill . Do Not Hurt People . Do Not Take What Isn’t Yours” (8). Another city, Ára in North Africa, is immensely advanced in biology but has no other technology. Yet another, Wuara in South America and the largest hidden city in the world, is far in advance of the rest of the world in biology (mature Wuarans can choose their gender), technology (Wuara has settled, Mars, two moons of Jupiter, and Venus), and social organization (each Wuaran states their needs for the next year in detail, and they are provided).