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.
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Title:We Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin "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." from goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76171.We
Yevgeny Zamyatin by Boris Kustodiev (1923).“...Those two, in paradise, were given a choice: happiness without freedom, or freedom without happiness. There was no third alternative...” ― Yevgeny Zamyatin, We
Yevgeny Zamyatin’s _We,_ a dystopian novel published in English in 1921, predates and presages both _Brave New World_ and _1984._ Orwell acknowledged a debt to it, while Huxley said his own book was a reaction to H.G. Wells’s utopias.