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Sunday, July 3 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Book Discussion: Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley

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We’ll discuss three Classics of Science Fiction, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You’ll be welcome to join in. We’ll start with “A classic is a work that survives its own time. After the currents which might have sustained it have changed, it remains, and is seen to be worthwhile for itself.” If you have a better definition, bring it. Each of our three won fame a different way. Each may be more interesting now than when first published. Have you read them? Have you re-read them? Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932) The late great Art Widner called Nineteen Eighty-four slavery by pain, Brave New World slavery by pleasure. Sex, drugs, and perhaps for some of us a nasty picture of rock ’n’ roll are here; as in Fahrenheit 451 a bad man terrifyingly knows all about it. Are the elevator men the sharpest sting?

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Sunday July 3, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT