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A dystopian tale with familiar undertones

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(Photo: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin)
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Yevgeny Zamyatin's classic tale, “We,” depicts a forerunner of the dystopian future genre, of a world of passionless, totalitarian control. اضافة اعلان

After a devastating global war involving weapons of mass destruction, only a fraction of humanity survives, living within a single society called the One State, ruled by The Benefactor. 

Humans are designated by numbers rather than names, and the central government surveils the populace through glass walls. To further serve its purposes, the One State surgically alters its subjects to remove imagination and emotions from their brains. 

But, an engineer building a spaceship intended for extraterrestrial conquest becomes romantically involved with an independent and rebellious woman who is part of a revolutionary group intent on bringing down the One State. 

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