Brave New World
Why this book?
The grandfather of the dystopian novel, Brave New World presented us with a homogenized, mass-produced, sterile world where everyone speaks the same language, has the same beliefs, and are all born from the same artificial wombs. Whereas most dystopian fiction seemed centered around fears of knowledge being banned and removed, Huxley showed us a world filled with people with no desire to attain this knowledge in the first place, people content to fill their time self-soothing themselves with the happiness-inducing drug Soma. Well, Huxley showed us that and orgies, lots of orgies.