In Utopia

It's a sad fact about our human species that we can always imagine recipes for disaster better than those for success. So anytime bold dreamers conjure up a method for reaching paradise on Earth, even if it's crackpot and doomed, their schemes can seduce us. J. C. Hallman dissects six such blueprints for happiness with mordant tongue-in-cheek.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.