Brave New World

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  1. ptoss1

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    Has anybody here actually read the book?

    Reading it right now. First impressions. Negro ovaries.
     
  2. Princeofnigeria

    Princeofnigeria The illustrious

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    I've read brave new world. It gives me ideas for the future of Nigeria.
     
  3. Petiscator

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    I finished Animal Farm a few weeks ago, as a great friend of mine borrowed me that book and Brand New World. A second friend also recomended it, so it is my next one on the list after 1808 from Laurentino Gomes.
     
  4. otaman1

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    I finished the part about the Zulus ... uhm, yeah ...
     
  5. ptoss1

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    Really? Nobody has read BNW?
     
  6. Jon the Bastard

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    Sorry ptoss1 - I read its counterpart, Orwell's 1984. Never got around to Huxley's Brave New World. :\
     
  7. Tyrvos

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    I've read it, dat SOMA.
     
  8. Morningcalm

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    I wonder how it relates to the game. Surely developers liked the phrase in and of itself, but how much of the novel is reflected in the game? Will Aldous Huxley be a Great Person in the expack, and his work Brave New World? That would be so meta.
     
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    Talcove Slayer of Spies

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    Yes, and he'll be a skill-dorado Great Person. Using him automatically makes you influential over half of the other Civs in the game, and doubles your delegates. I'm considering modding him out of the game, TBH...
     
  10. ptoss1

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    I can see why 1984 is more popular than Brave New World.
    Aldous Huxley is a damn cool name though.
     
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    Just finished Spice: The History of a Temptation and pretty much figured out why Firaxis chose Nutmeg etc, and Venice as the interviews about Indonesia and it's unique resources as well as about Venice are word for word in Chapter 1: The Spice Seekers.
     
  12. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I read the book BNW about 35 years ago, so the answer to the OP is yes, but not recently!
     
  13. Sam Kwon

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    I've read it, and as sad as this sounds...I was like damn it doesn't seem too bad a place to live as long as your clueless an Alpha...lol.
     
  14. Utfordreren

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    I just read Brave New World about a year ago. It's quite an eye opening novel to say the least.
     
  15. Grumpbeard

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    Read it, wrote papers on it (and 1984, and dystopian fiction in general), have the T-shirt.

    If you're enjoying it, and haven't read 1984, read that too. Also, Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451, A Clockwork Orange... and then if you still want more, talk to your local librarian.

    Or me, I'm a librarian. Just not local.
     
  16. vcutag

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    There are references to the book in the achievement names in Steam.

    And do what Grumpbeard says. All of those books should be required reading. ;)

    EDIT: Read it along with 1984 and Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here" in 8th grade. Great stuff, and far more relevant to today's world than they were when I read them in 1995.
     
  17. mdl5000

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    It's a lot like 1984: the setting is more interesting than the plot.
     
  18. EnterDOT

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    You're joking, right?
     
  19. oddtail

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    I've read it, although that was about a decade ago. I liked it a lot, although as dystopian futures go, I vastly preferred 1984. Although Brave New World did offer an interesting counterpoint, focusing on different ideas. The dystopia felt less totalitarian/political and more... dunno, consumerist.
     
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    Sure, i read BNW 15 years ago.
    Loved it, still own a original version.
     

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