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Huxley’s Brave New World

No, not that Huxley, the other Huxley. No, not that one either, the OTHER Huxley. OK, yeah, this one: Brave New World Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal,...Show More Summary

QUOTABLE: We're Living in Aldous Huxley's Nightmare, Not Orwell's

This article first appeared in the National Book Review: Andrew Postman has taken to The Guardian to remind us of his father Neil Postman's classic 1985 work, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which predicted a dark -- dare we say Trumpian -- future for America. Show More Summary

Turning To Harry Potter During The Trump Regime

George Orwell’s 1984 has garnered a lot of attention this past week for quickly becoming one of Amazon’s best-selling books. Other notable titles on the list include Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and the novel It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Show More Summary

Dystopian Novels Top Sellers After Donald Trump Presidency With George Orwell, Aldous Huxley And Ray Bradbury Topping Charts

After Donald Trump assumed the role of president of the United States, sales of dystopian novels shot through the roof, and now George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and Ray Bradbury are topping bestseller lists again. In 1988, the dystopian writer J.G. Show More Summary

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons..."

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays

Hanks+Watson+Boyega = Profit?

2 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I don't know. This- this doesn't look good. I'm hoping the source material, Dave Eggers' 2013 dystopian novel of the same name (built around elements from Aldous Huxley's 1932 book Brave New World and George Orwell's legendary 1949 novel...

Power of psychedelic drugs to lift mental distress shown in trials

In 1970 US authorities said drugs like LSD had no medical use, but two tests may just have proven that wrong When Aldous Huxley was dying in 1963, he asked his wife to inject him with LSD, and he passed away, she wrote afterwards, without any of the pain and distress that cancer can cause in the final hours. Show More Summary

Nothing Changes Until You Tell Yourself the Truth

Depending on your preferred quote, the truth will make you miserable, make you mad, and set you free... but not until it is finished with you. I take no comfort in contradicting James Garfield, Aldous Huxley, David Foster Wallace, and especially Jesus. Show More Summary

Watch Aldous Huxley Discuss 'Technodictators'

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

"All technology is in itself morally neutral." -Aldous Huxley

Harrison Bergeron – A Cautionary Tale

There is little doubt that the two definitive novels that present New World Order-style scenarios are George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The plot-lines, I should stress, are very different. Both novels, however, are decidedly grim, in terms of presenting a futuristic world, one...

Brave New World: Could It Happen?

In 1931, Aldous Huxley wrote one of the most famous novels on the scenario of a nightmarish, futuristic world in which the human race, society and civilization are very different to what we see today. But, which could become all too real. Its title: Brave New World....

Blank on Blank Creates an Aldous Huxley Video

5 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The video features a recording of an interview that took place in 1958 between Aldous Huxley and Mike Wallace.

Scientists Breed Live Mice Using Sperm But No Fertilized Egg

Paging Aldous Huxley. The first piece of the Brave New World you ordered has arrived. Scientists from the University of Bath announced they have successfully produced a live and healthy mouse without using a fertilized egg. If this is possible in humans, it means we can reproduce...

Scarily prescient 1958 animated interview with Aldous Huxley

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In a 1958 interview, author, philosopher, and futurist Aldous Huxley (Brave New World, The Doors of Perception) shares his grim predictions that are unfortunately quite relevant today. From Blank on Blank: "This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. Show More Summary

Aldous Huxley Warns About Being Caught Unaware by Advancing Technology in 1958 Interview

5 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a new episode of the wonderfully animated interview series Blank on Blank, the dystopian satirist Aldous Huxley shared his thoughts on overpopulation, government, democracy and propaganda in a 1958 televised interview with Mike Wallace. We mustn’t be caught by surprise by our own advancing technology. This has happened again and again in history and […]

George Orwell's letter from his former French teacher, Aldous Huxley, about Nineteen Eighty-Four

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Shortly after George Orwell published Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949, he received a letter from his onetime high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley, who had published Brave New Work 17 years earlier. Here are Huxley's comments, via Letters of Note: Wrightwood. Show More Summary

Syfy Reveals Plans For a Brave New World TV Show

6 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Aldous Huxley's dystopian fiction story was first published in 1932.

‘Brave New World’ Coming To Syfy, Grant Morrison And Brian Taylor Will Bring Aldous Huxley Classic To TV

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian classic, is coming to Syfy. Comics writer Grant Morrison and Crank co-director Brian Taylor have been hired to adapt the book to television, and both will be in charge of writing and producing the show. Show More Summary

Newswire: Syfy hires Grant Morrison and Crank’s Brian Taylor to adapt Brave New World

Syfy has been talking about turning Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World into a miniseries for over a year now: Back in May 2015, Syfy locked heads with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV to start getting the sci-fi classic on screen. Now, in a move that totally screams “it’s a brave new world!,” Syfy has tapped two white dudes to get the job done. Show More Summary

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