The New World: An Epic Poem

TitleThe New World: An Epic Poem
Year for Search1985
AuthorsTurner, Frederick (b. 1943)
Paginationxi + 182
Date Published1985
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Place PublishedPrinceton, NJ
ISBN Number0-691-06641-8
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Post-catastrophe eutopia/dystopia set 400 years in the future in which both fossil and nuclear fuels have been exhausted, many people have been killed in pogroms aimed at the middle class and others have left Earth altogether. The U. S. has divided into old cities that dominate the remaining suburbs, whose inhabitants are slaves, fundamentalist religious areas, and the Free Counties, which are under attack. 

Additional Publishers

An excerpt was published in Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias. Ed. Kim Stanley Robinson (New York: Tor, 1994), 215-28.

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Author Note

The author (b. 1943) was born in England, moved to the U. S. in 1967 and became a U. S. citizen in 1977. He is Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Full Text

1985 Turner, Frederick (b. 1943). The New World: An Epic Poem. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. An excerpt was published in Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias. Ed. Kim Stanley Robinson (New York: Tor, 1994), 215-28. xi + 182. pp. PS

Post-catastrophe eutopia/dystopia set 400 years in the future in which both fossil and nuclear fuels have been exhausted, many people have been killed in pogroms aimed at the middle class and others have left Earth altogether. The U. S. has divided into old cities that dominate the remaining suburbs, whose inhabitants are slaves, fundamentalist religious areas, and the Free Counties, which are under attack. The author was born in England, moved to the U. S. in 1967 and became a U. S. citizen in 1977. He is Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas.