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In Huxley's time, the most popular writer of utopian fiction was H.G. Wells, author of  The Time  Machine  (1895),  The War of the Worlds  (1898),  A Modern Utopia  (1905), and many other novels.  Wells held an optimistic view of the future, with an internationalist perspective, and so his utopias  reflected the end of national divisions and the growth of a truly humane civilization, as he saw it.  When Huxley read Wells'  Men Like Gods , he was inspired to make fun of its optimism with his  characteristically ironic wit. What began as a parody turned into a novel of its own —  Brave New  World . The brave new world of Huxley's novel is not a "good place," and so it is not, in the strictest terms, a  utopia. Huxley himself called his world a "negative utopia," the opposite of the traditional utopia. 
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