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From back cover: "This is a novel by a contemporary Greek author... a different kind of fiction or a new expression of the everlasting human tragedy.
Paperback, English Translation, 156 pages
Published 1981 by Apeiron Editions (first published 1973)
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Kathleen
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
So I found this book in a used book store in San Jose, no ISBN, no identifying numbers whatsoever except the Greek publisher's mark in the cover, and I've never seen this author's work anywhere else. I take it this book is a rarity (and I've seen it called a "curiosity" when I google it) these days.

Paul Di Filipo says on Sfsite.com:
31,450,670. No, that's not a mistranslated title to Alfred Bester's famous story, "5,271,009." It's the actual name of the protagonist of the debut novel by a
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Christian Leonard Quale
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Return to the Future was a recommendation which came up in the context of philosophical sci-fi, and yup. It does fit the bill.

This is a very interesting book, and unlike anything I've read before. The setting is a future world in which everything (with one or two exceptions) is literally figured out. Everything is done, judged, and rated by numbers. Birth, life, death, and everything in between is quantified and optimised according to how things should be. It's perfect. So why is it that people
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