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.
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