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Yevgeny Zamyatin's page-turning science fiction adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, We is the classic dystopian novel that became the basis for the tales of Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood, among so many others. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the beginning of the twenty-first century as it was at the beginning of the twentieth.

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.


It’s spring. From beyond the Green Wall, from the wild plains out of sight in the distance, the wind is carrying the honeyed yellow pollen of some flower. This sweet pollen dries the lips—you keep run...

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Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (1884-1937) was a naval architect by profession and a writer by nature. His favorite idea was the absolute freedom of the human personality to create, to imagine, to love, to make mistakes, and to change the world….

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Lionel Eddy
science fiction, science fiction romance, military scifi

We is set in the future the place D-503, the protagonist, lives in the One State. The One State is a kingdom built nearly totally of glass which makes it simpler for the spies and/or secret police to preserve watch over society. Also this glass town is separated from the Green Wall which is nature backyard of the city. People in the One State consider humans can solely be pleased when they have no free will. People in the society march in step and put on same garments and there is no way to refer to human beings different than through their given numbers. D-503 is the lead engineer on a challenge to construct the Integral a spaceship which will convey their way of existence to the relaxation of the photo voltaic system. D-503 has a friend, R-13, a country poet who writes poems in reward of the One State. D-503 meets a woman, I-330, who does now not act like all people else. She clothes mysteriously and says the oddest things. D-503 starts to dream of her and desires are no longer ordinary in this society. He starts off evolved to come to be obsessed with I-330 and she tells him she is a member of the Mephi a team plotting to convey down the One State. He is repelled and enthralled at the identical time. He goes out of his way to see her and this starts to complicate his existence and he goes to the health practitioner to get help.

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