In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier—and whatever alien species are to be found there—will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.
One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful I-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery—or rediscovery—of inner space… and that disease the ancients called the soul.
A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, “We” is the classic dystopian novel. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning.
|Welzewoul's Journal||Ясинская Марина Леонидовна|
West of Eden
About 65 million years ago, it is supposed that dinosaurs disappeared from Earth. But what if they had not been?
From a master of imaginative storytelling comes an epic tale of the world as it might have been, a world where the age of dinosaurs never ended, and their descendants clashed with the humans. The story is set in the Americas, where a clan of native humans survives by hunting and fishing. Suddenly they clash with a new race that comes from across the ocean — the lizards who are a much more advanced civilization, progressing not through technology, but through animal-breeding.
They breed new kinds of animals, each one serving as a machine designed for a specific purpose. A human teenager is caught by the lizards and survives in their city, first as an animal, then as a prisoner, then as a member of society. Still, his human instincts takes over and he betrays his masters, escapes and leads the humans to destroying the lizard city and driving them back across the sea.
|What hath God wrought!||Биггл-младший Ллойд|
|Windhaven||Tuttle Lisa, Martin George|
Wie die Romane von George Orwell und Aldous Huxley, die von dem russischen Schriftsteller Jewgenij Samjatin beeinflußt wurden, gehört Wir zu den großen visionären Romanen dieses Jahrhunderts.
Schon 1920 entwarf Samjatin (1884–1937), von der Revolution enttäuscht, in seinem Roman die alptraumhafte Welt eines totalitären Staates. D-503, Bürger des Einzigen Staates und Konstrukteur des Raketenweltraumschiffes Integral, berichtet in seinem Tagebuch vom Leben in einer strahlenden, kristallen durchsichtigen Stadt, in der die Bürger als uniformierte Nummern leben. Von der Arbeit bis zur Liebe ist das Leben streng nach mathematischen Gesetzen organisiert, jede Regung wird beobachtet und kontrolliert. Doch D-503 entdeckt in sich dunkle Triebe aus einer längst vergangenen Zeit — bei ihm hat sich »eine Seele gebildet«. Die ganze seelenlose Ordnung der technischen Welt gerät durcheinander…
Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1-5)
This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package.
The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those reviewers who clamored for more. Without you, none of this would exist. Your demand created this as much as I did.
This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.
|Howey Hugh C|