Monday, November 14, 2011

Brave New World

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Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: Perennial Classics, 1998.

Annotation: A futuristic world where humans are grown for specific functions for the ruling class.  Everything is passive within this world until one of their own visits a primitive society and brings back a “savage.”

1959 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for Brave New World.
1983 Brave New World Prometheus Award, Hall of Fame Award for Best Classic Libertarian SF Novel

Book Talk: What would a world be like without emotions?  What would it be like if we never saw old age or death?  What if we were grown to have one function, one job for the rest of our existence?  What if there were no more families and what if “love” was just a pill that you took?  Would you really want to know a life that was passive and clean and free of “pain”?  If you are still curious then follow me to a Brave New World.

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