Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin

By Katharine Burdekin

Released in 1937, twelve years prior to Orwell's "1984," this novel tasks a wholly male-controlled fascist international that has eradicated girls as we all know them. they're breeders, stored as livestock, whereas males during this post-Hitlerian global are embittered automatons, terrified of all emotions, having abolished all heritage, schooling, creativity, books, and paintings. now not even the reminiscence of tradition is still. The plot facilities on a "misfit" who asks, as readers needs to, "How may perhaps this have happenned?" Ann J. Lane calls the unconventional a "brilliant, chilling dystopia."

"This is a robust, haunting imaginative and prescient of the interior and outer worlds of male violence." - Blanche Wiesen cook dinner, writer of "Eleanor Roosevelt: quantity One, 1884-1933"

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We're rushed as hell, but I like it. I've been coming to the office an hour earlier than usual, but she beats me to it. She's always there first. . What? . I don't know what she does at night. Nothing much, I guess. . No, she never goes out with anyone. She sits at home, mostly, and listens to music. She plays records. . What do you care, which records? Richard Halley. She loves the music of Richard Halley. " CHAPTER IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS Motive power—thought Dagny, looking up at the Taggart Building in the twilight—was its first need; motive power, to keep that building standing; movement, to keep it immovable.

He snapped. " "Eddie found them for me in somebody's abandoned roundhouse down in Louisiana. " "What in hell's the big idea? What's going on? " She spoke evenly, looking straight at him. "If you want to know, I have left nothing but junk on the San Sebastian Line, and as little of that as possible. " He leaped to his feet. "You won't get away with that! This is one time you won't get away with it! To have the nerve to pull such a low, unspeakable . . just because of some vicious rumors, when we have a contract for two hundred years and .

I wish they'd fire that bartender," he said. "For instance, consider Associated Steel. We've got the most modern plant in the country and the best organization. That seems to me to be an indisputable fact, because we got the Industrial Efficiency Award of Globe Magazine last year. So we can maintain that we've done our best and nobody can blame us. But we cannot help it if the iron ore situation is a national problem. " Taggart said nothing. He sat with his elbows spread wide on the table top.

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