It’s quite extraordinary to think this book was first published in the early 1930s. Parts of it feel just around the corner even now.
A beautifully crafted work of dark humour and foreboding, Huxley takes us to a future ( we don’t know how far ahead as the year is given as AF631.) where humans are factory farmed. Their future caste established from conception, by selective nourishment or poisoning of the foetus throughout its growth (in a bottle).
‘The best science fiction book ever, definitely the most prescient… Looking at our present trajectory we are on the way to Brave New World’ Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens and Homo Deus
‘A masterpiece of speculation… As vibrant, fresh, and somehow shocking as it was when I first read it’ Margaret Atwood
A grave warning… Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling’ Observer