Naif Necdet Semavi İhtiras


One of the earliest Turkish Sci-Fi Utopias was written by the Turkish nationalist author Raif Necdet. In Semavi İhtiras (The Celestial Passion), published in 1933 a future secular and republican Turkish utopia is imagined. The story is about Nobel-prize winning Turkish authors and Turkish girls who have many more freedoms including freedom of mobility as compared to the contemporary milieu, not just in Turkey but in the rest of the world as, in which Necdet was writing about e.g., the girls in the novel have private jets which they use to fly over the world.

1933-RAIF-NECDET-BEY(Thanks to Ismail G. for the pointer)

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