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Publisher Description

Yevgeny Zamyatin's We is set in an urban glass city called OneState, regulated by spies and secret police. Citizens of the tyrannical OneState wear identical clothing and are distinguished only by the number assigned to them at birth. The story follows a man called D-503, who dangerously begins to veer from the 'norms' of society after meeting I-330, a woman who defies the rules. D-503 soon finds himself caught up in a secret plan to destroy OneState and liberate the city.

The failed utopia of We has been compared to the works of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and Aldous Huxley. It was the first novel banned by the Soviets in 1921, and was finally published in its home country over a half-century later.

We is a part of Momentum's Classic Science Fiction series.

"The best single work of science fiction yet written." — Ursula K. Le Guin

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
January 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
226
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan Australia
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
562.6
KB

Customer Reviews

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Should be better known

Deliriously beautiful prose dresses up a story that has become familiar but must have been shocking when it was written. As I read it I thought about 1984–obviously—and (towards the end) the Cybermen of Doctor Who. So many SF ideas in this old classic. I was particularly impressed by the author’s metaphor of glass, since glass is made of sand.

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