John Harris (English, b. 1948). For the 1992 Grafton pb edition of Samuel R. Delany's TRITON (1976, Bantam Books pb). According to Delany, TRITON a.k.a. TROUBLE ON TRITON: AN AMBIGUOUS HETEROTOPIA was written in response to Le Guin's anarchist and political SF work, THE DISPOSSESSED: AN AMBIGUOUS UTOPIA. Whilst "Utopia" refers to "no place" or "a perfect place" (à la Thomas Moore), Delany uses Foucalt's invented term "Heterotopia", meaning "other place" or "a place of difference". Foucault used the term to refer to those locations outside normal, fixed institutional and social spaces such as trains, hotels, parks, cemeteries, etc. Delany utilises it analogously in an SF context to refer to Neptune's moon Triton, where several human societies have developed along very different lines compared to Earth, some radically libertarian in ethos where the nominal government has virtually no control over the private lives of individuals. Included in Harris' book, MASS: THE ART OF JOHN HARRIS (2000, Paper Tiger hc). Also used for Catherine Asaro's Skolian Empire novel, SPHERICAL HARMONIC (2001, Tor hc). #ScienceFictionArt #ScienceFictionLandscape

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