Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

By Aldous Huxley

A long way sooner or later, the realm Controllers have created the best society. via smart use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and leisure intercourse and medication all its participants are chuffed shoppers. Bernard Marx turns out on my own in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural wish for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of obligatory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to wreck loose. a trip to at least one of the few last Savage Reservations the place the previous, imperfect existence nonetheless maintains, could be the healing for his distress-Huxley's creative delusion of the longer term sheds a blazing gentle at the current and is taken into account to be his such a lot enduring masterpiece.

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She even clutched at his arm. "You really went into space? Oh, I'd love to do that. " "Actually, I hated every minute. I was sick as a dog from liftoff to touchdown. " The clutch relaxed. Lavern drew her hand away, she was no longer impressed. Vickers smiled and attempted to regain ground. " "It's not a very romantic world. " Lavern made a wry grimace and swallowed the last of her third martini. " She beckoned to a cabin attendent. He seemed to be forgiven for not liking space travel. Vickers stretched out in his seat.

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The details of the plan were for his eyes only. At the start of the session, Victoria had asked him to neither interrupt nor lose his temper. As the session progressed, this had proved not to be easy. The plan, as it was progressively unveiled, had proved to be a monster. At the start, it had all been fairly innocuous. Victoria had been softening him up with a lot of background basics, profiles of the individuals involved and the layout and capacity of the bunker itself. He hadn't realized that they were quite as vast as they were, but it was hardly eye-opening stuff.

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