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Brave New World
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This is rated 7 out of 10 with 1 vote.

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For anyone who's had an interest in dystopian scenarios or alternative realities featuring human, this most famous of Huxley's works is a worthwhile read.

It has some interesting ideas - a genetically ordered society, few moral codes for humanity to live by- and a hero who lives up to being "an outsider who will interrupt the normal order of things".

It remains for me one of my least favourites science fiction books- maybe it's the mechanical processes which I find boring/disturbing, or just the fact that the characters look to be trapped in what can pass for progress but in reality is cold, cynical and devoid of any hope whatsoever.

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This is the first British Sci-fi book ever written (I think?) so I felt compelled to read it.

It portrays a quite bleak future in which humanity is no longer born, they are raised in vats, each fertilized egg used to create dozens of clones. And to ensure a social hierarchy they not only tamper with the vats to create some people more deformed and stupid than others, but once "born" the newborns are subjected to brainwashing until they reach adulthood.

But I quite enjoyed it. The writing style is easy on the eye, despite being quite archaic in vocabulary. But you'd expect that from a book that was written early in the last century.

The only thing I didn't really like was the ending, it's very depressing. And even the author writes in the foreword that in hindsight he realises that his ending isn't as clear cut as he thought at the time of writing.