ECOTOPIA. THE NOTEBOOKS AND REPORTS OF WILLIAM WESTON. Berkeley, California: Banyan Tree Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The hardcover issue of Callenbach's self-published first novel. "Nineteen years after the northwestern United States has seceded, an American reporter visits the new land and describes what he finds. Appropriate technology, environmental concern, improved personal relationship, concern for the common good, natural recycling, decentralization, willingness to use those machines which are useful but will not harm the environment, cooperation, and careful planning have led to a society not yet utopian, because of external and internal threats, but well on the way. The influence of E. F. Schmaker, Barry Commoner, and others of the Small-is-Beautiful recycling wing of modern society is obvious." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 36-7. ECOTOPIA "expressed on paper the dream of an alternative future held by many in the movements of the 1970s and later." - Wikipedia. "This is perhaps the most important modern addition to the tradition of Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-207. The sequel is ECOTOPIA EMERGING (1981). Fortunati and Trousson, Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. -188. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 365. Reginald 19220. A fine copy in fine first printing dust jacket (priced $7.95 on the front flap) with some rubbing to the green background ink in the rear panel. (#156970).
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