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Set in 2540 CE, Brave New World is a dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley that was published in 1932. The novel takes place in a futuristic society called The World State, where life revolves around science and efficiency. Emotions and individuality are conditioned out of children, and citizens are socially engineered into an intelligence-based hierarchy. People are kept in a passive state through their consumption of a soothing drug called soma, and trouble-makers are exiled to various islands. The characters include Bernard Marx, a sleep-learning specialist, Helmholtz Watson, a lecturer, Lenina Crowne, a fetus technician, and John, also known as “Mr. Savage”. Brave New World was ranked at number five on the Modern Library’s 1999 list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

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Scientific, boundary pushing, dystopian novel

This book was such a fucking wild ride holy shit I cannot explain the emotions I felt while reading this book the confusion the angst the uncomfortableness the agony the thought that my society has similar structure.... pharmaceutical companies are giving pills to people to numb them, what is the difference between soma and Xanax? At least soma doesn’t have side effects...
I love how they really made you realize what a struggle it is to be made it and how you are robbed and stripped of your pride, of your history, of your language and you are put into a territory that is not your own and you do want to kill yourself.