Suppressed for decades by the Soviet authorities, Zamyatin's astonishing vision of a futuristic society where free will and creativity are ruthlessly stamped out influenced both 1984 and Brave New World.
'The best single work of science fiction yet written' Ursula K. Le Guin
The dystopian masterwork that inspired George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, We depicts a futuristic totalitarian society, 'OneState', where humans have become numbers. Suppressed in Russia for decades, it is a chilling vision of a world enslaved by technology.
'Zamyatin's parable looked forward to climate change and surveillance culture ... to peer into its future is to see modernity's reflection gazing darkly back' Economist
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 15 mm
We is a shapely work of the imagination. As the first major anti-utopian fiction it famously stood both the Soviet Union and the Wellsian scientific romance upside down. * Kirkus *
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