Brave New World
By Aldous Huxley with Christopher Hitchens
Published in 2010 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Originally published in 1932
Finished reading: April 11th, 2010
Rating: 4 / 5
The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley’s legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley’s darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a “utopian” future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded and as a thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.