"Ustopia is a word I made up by combining utopia and dystopia – the imagined perfect society and the opposite – because, in my view, each contains a latent version of the other... But any writer of ustopias has to answer three necessary questions: where is it, when is it, and – in relation to maps – what shape it is? For unless we readers can believe in the ustopia as a potentially mappable place, we will not suspend our disbelief willingly."
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Utopias and dystopias each contains a latent version of the other
Any writer of ustopias has to answer three necessary questions: where is it, when is it, and what shape it is?
|A perfectly reasonable portmanteau term|
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