Reading Group Bibliography: Smart Cities in/as Science Fiction

With many thanks to Zoë Mantas for assistance provided in compiling references from the July 2023 LSFRC reading group session.

Ornament and Crime by Adolf Loos (1913)

Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia by Samuel R. Delany (1976)

Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1854)

Walden 2 by B. F. Skinner (1948)

“Terraforming Earth”: Climate and Recursivity by Derek Woods (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/761285/summary) (2019)

Gelpack Allegory by Robert Kiely (https://veer2.org/Robert-Kiely-Gelpack-Allegory) (2021)

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995, Gainax)

Severance (2022, Dan Erickson)

Unauthorized Bread by Cory Doctorow (2019)

Dark City (1998, Alex Proyas)

This is Crime Wave by the Codefendants (2023)

Daniel Bell, Social Forecasting, and Science Fiction by Sean Seeger and Daniel Davison-Vecchione (https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/10.3828/extr.2023.11) (2023)

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (2023, BUG FILMS)

Corroding the Now (https://www.veerbooks.com/filter/veer-books/Corroding-the-Now-anthology) (2023)

Stray (2022, BlueTwelve Studio)

Ubik by Phillip K. Dick (1969)

Neom: A Novel from the World of Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (2022)

Utopia by Thomas More (1551)

‘Zoetology’: A New Name for an Old Way of Thinking by Roger T Ames (2023) 

Chengzhongcun ‘village within the city’ (https://www.in-formality.com/wiki/index.php?title=Chengzhongcun_(China)) (2023)

Roomba Pool (https://www.instagram.com/p/CupxZnrrAaP/) (2023)

“Yearly reminder: unless you’re over 60, you weren’t promised flying cars. You were promised an oppressive cyberpunk dystopia. Here you go.” by Kyle Marquis (https://twitter.com/Moochava/status/354986725388468224) (2013)

Android neighbours on Mars: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965), We Can Build You (1972) by Philip K. Dick

“Sinofuturism and Chinese Science Fiction: An Introduction to the Alternative Sinofuturisms Special Issue” by Virginia L. Conn https://sfrareview.org/2020/09/04/50-2-a0conn/ (2020)

“Salvaging Utopia: Lessons for (and from) the Left in Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts (2017), The Deep (2019), and Sorrowland (2021)” by Megen de Bruin-Molé https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/10/4/109 (2021) 

“Amid This Stony Rubbish: Salvage Perspectives #1” by Salvage Editorial Collective https://salvage.zone/salvage-perspectives-1-amid-this-stony-rubbish/ (2015)

“Sustainable Buildings—Networked Technologies: Smart Homes and Cities,” Pictures of the Future by Siemens Corporation (2008)

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