We: New Edition
Before Brave New World...
In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier -- and whatever alien species are to be found there -- will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.
One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful 1-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery -- or rediscovery -- of inner space...and that disease the ancients called the soul.
A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, We is the classic dystopian novel. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning.
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Review: We (Ausgewählte Werke in vier Bänden #3)User Review - melydia - Goodreads
The cover of my copy of this book claims to be the most influential science fiction novel of the 20th century. I'm not convinced that's the case, unless it influenced Orwell and Huxley and Bradbury ... Read full review
Review: We (Ausgewählte Werke in vier Bänden #3)User Review - Andrea Bartlett - Goodreads
I really expected a good read here, but despite this I really didn't enjoy this book, for a couple reasons. I found the author's style vague and unclear, and several times I found myself reading ... Read full review