Set in 2540 AD, this dystopian novel paints a vivid picture of future developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society. Huxley claimed that his novel was inspired by the utopian offerings of his contemporary H.G Wells, George Orwell claimed that Huxley had been heavily influenced by the novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin although Huxley denied it. In Brave New World, The World State has established a global government when populations are artificially limited and there is a complex caste system into which lab-created children are moulded. The novel was highly praised upon publication and has remained an important work within the dystopian genre.
Brave New World