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What I am reading

the weird and highly subjective way I see it

Currently reading

Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
Progress: 90/438 pages
The Blazing World and Other Writings
Margaret Cavendish, Kate Lilley
Jahr 2440. Ein Traum aller Träume
Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Herbert Jaumann, Christian Felix Weiße
Progress: 132/354 pages
Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories
Richard Bunning

What would we do without Shakespeare?

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

I have heard so much about Brave New World and after One Hand Clapping in which Burgess shows us, that the world has been going to shit for quite some time, I decided to finally dive into it and read some dystopian fiction. And I liked it.

 

All of this must have seemed pretty crazy in 1932, but from today’s perspective, I think Brave New World is not that far fetched and THAT is actually a pretty scary fact. If you think about it, technology is not what’s holding us back from engaging in such a future – if we wanted, we could breed, clone and condition humans according to Huxleys vision in no time. Our last two straws in preventing it are probably ethics and moral and I do not want to know what this novel would have looked like, if Huxley had written it after WW II.