Voyage from Yesteryear is a 1982 science fiction novel by the author James P. Hogan. It explores themes of anarchism and the appropriateness of certain social values in the context of high-technology. The inspiration for the novel was the contention that the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland had no immediate practical solution, and could only be solved if the children of one generation were somehow separated from their parents, and hence did not learn any of their prejudices.
©1982 James P. Hogan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
all scenes involving missionaries
The missionaries in this book are completely foreign to any real missionaries I have known. Those portrayed in this book are the sort that Christopher Dawkins would like to debate because they would be so two-dimansional and easy to overcome.
This book was awarded the Prometheus "Best Novel" of 1983
I experienced both and the audio rendition was faithful to the novel. I would be hard-pressed to choose the better.
It would be the same as my Headline for this review: Utopia is NEVER an option... on Earth.
It couldn't happen on Earth... a society where the only spendable commodity and measure of wealth is your reputation of doing your work well.... a society that is technologically advanced and independent... a society where all major conflicts have NOT been banned, but do not happen.... a society where the inability to think rationally and reasonably is considered to be a mental illness... a society where no one has any need or desire to rule over anyone else nor to be ruled over... in other words, a viable and working Utopia.
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