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Intrusion by Ken MacLeod
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Disturbingly real socialist dystopia, hinting at Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, with genetic technology update, drones patrolling private lives.
Mostly pessimistic as the protagonist, Hope, refuses to take a pill that will eradicate genetic defects from her baby's foetus. The intrusion, pressure and fear factor leads her to take the pill (fix) at the end of the novel. It is her husband Hugh, however, who hosts a genetic variant who promises a new and different future for mankind. Hope's already born Son, Nick, also harbours the gene. The unborn child will be neutralised by the fix (pill) she decides to take, but ironically, hope for the future lies with her husband and child.
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Reading Progress

February 6, 2014 – Started Reading
February 6, 2014 – Shelved
February 11, 2014 – Finished Reading

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