Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley's utopian-cum-dystopian masterpiece tells the tale of a socially engineered, futuristic society.


A forerunner to Orwell's 1984, it is considered one of the most influential sci-fi novels ever written.


“It isn't only art that is incompatible with happiness, it's also science. Science is dangerous, we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.”
238 printed pages
Original publication
2021

Impressions

    Nina Gligorijevićshared an impression3 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    A must read classic

    Marshared an impression5 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    Really well written and thought provoking.

    Мария Хомуллоshared an impression5 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🌴Beach Bag Book

Quotes

    b6767805604has quoted21 days ago
    World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.

    These are the most important things today

    Yatzel Roldánhas quoted2 months ago
    Still leaning against the incubators he gave them, while the pencils scurried illegibly across the pages, a brief description of the modern fertilizing process; spoke first, of course, of its surgical introduction--'the operation undergone voluntarily for the good of Society, not to mention the fact that it carries a bonus amounting to six months' salary'; continued with some account of the technique for preserving the excised ovary alive and actively developing; passed on to a consideration of optimum temperature, salinity, viscosity; referred to the liquor in which the detached and ripened eggs were kept; and, leading his charges to the work tables, actually showed them how this liquor was drawn off from the test-tubes; how it was let out drop by drop on to the specially warmed slides of the microscopes; how the eggs which it contained were inspected for abnormalities, counted and transferred to a porous receptacle; how (and he now took them to watch the operation) this receptacle was immersed in a warm bouillon containing free-swimming spermatozoa--at a minimum concentration of one hundred thousand per cubic centimetre, he insisted; and how, after ten minutes, the container was lifted out of the liquor and its contents re-examined; how, if any of the eggs remained unfertilized, it was again immersed, and, if necessary, yet again; how the fertilized ova went back to the incubators; where the Alphas and Betas remained until definitely bottled; while the Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons were brought out again, after only thirty-six hours, to undergo Bokanovsky's Process
    Nina Gligorijevićhas quoted3 months ago
    nd yet, strangely enough,

On the bookshelves

    HarperCollins Publishers
    HarperCollins
    • 17.9K
    • 214
    Bookmate
    Picks of the week
    • 696
    • 172
    Thomas Martin Fauth Hansen
    Thomas e-bøger
    • 154
    • 1
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)