For 300 years, there have been no humans on earth – at least not as we know them. As it became clear that the human race wouldn’t survive the Slow Plague, scientists formed an initiative to save humans by creating our survivors in a lab. Nine perfect humans were created – homo factus – and they were cloned and continue to be, creating the new society that now inhabit the earth. Each of the three communities left on Earth maintains a society of 900 humans, 100 of each of the original nine homo factus spaced over generations. The Kates tended towards […]
Utopia – 3/5 Stars Have you read Utopia? I hadn’t before this. I decided to read it because it’s one of those books that has always been in the periphery of my life and life’s reading because of how much I’ve read dystopian literature. But I avoided it. It reads a lot like Plato’s Republic and makes references to it, and it’s presented like a would be travelogue. Sort of like later books like Thoma Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia or Jan Morris’s Last Letters from Hav. What’s interesting to me about the book is that it’s contemporary […]
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a few years and I was in between books so I finally checked it out. As an aside, then four other books became available from my queue so I have quite the backlog of reading to do at the moment. I digress. I loved this book. I enjoyed it so much that while listening to it, I sought out the ebook so that I could read it in between commutes. It was a fun and exciting read. I already checked out the sequel, though I am curious to see where it goes. […]
I had mixed feelings about this book while reading it, but now that I’ve finished it I realize that I enjoyed it quite a bit! The first half slogged for me. It was not a page-turner, although I was interested theoretically in the protagonist and his situation, I found it quite easy to put the book down for a day or two and return for a chapter here or there. It wasn’t bad, I just wasn’t hooked. The second half, though, pulled it all together, and I finished the last third in one evening. Shevek is a physicist from the moon […]
The sequel to Nineteen Eighty-Four.