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We (1920) (aka Мы)
by Yevgeny Zamyatin

In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals,  only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a  perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been  subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall.  But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the  spaceship Integral, that frontier — and whatever alien species are to be found there — will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.
One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for  the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the  beautiful 1-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens  everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery  — or rediscovery — of inner space…and that disease the ancients called the soul.
(from Amazon.com)

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We (1920) (aka Мы)

by Yevgeny Zamyatin

In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier — and whatever alien species are to be found there — will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.

One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful 1-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery — or rediscovery — of inner space…and that disease the ancients called the soul.

(from Amazon.com)

George Orwell’s thoughts on We

Personal Note: Currently reading

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