Brave New World

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Bantam Books, 1968 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 176 pages
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 Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress.


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Audio Book performed by Michael York This is a classic science fiction / dystopian novel in which Huxley imagines a future world that is focused on mass production, consumption, and a homogenous ... Read full review

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This book is interesting enough to not need a plot or characters, so far. The world-building is positively fascinating. Update: And then they added plot and characters and it went downhill. *sad* Read full review

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About the author (1968)

 Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and a prominent member of the Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.

Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist. He became deeply concerned that humans might become subjugated through the sophisticated use of the mass media or mood-altering drugs, or tragically impacted by misunderstanding or the misapplication of increasingly sophisticated technology.

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