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The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess
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May 19, 09

Read in May, 2009

This is a fairly interesting dystopic novel. In the future, people have realized that society moves in a cycle between totalitarian fascism and more open liberalism. During the fascist part of the cycle, life is cheap, procreation is encouraged and there are wars, even if the government has to manufacture reasons to fight. During the liberal part of the cycle, life becomes expensive, people are encouraged to be homosexual and penalized for procreating. There are obvious drawbacks to both extremes.

Can't say I cared about any of the characters.

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