Yevgeny Zamyatin
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"We" is the root of the modern dystopian novel. It was the inspiration for "1984". It was written in 1921, only a few years after the Russian Revolution, and it was already predicting life under Stalinism. The story is about the designer of the spacecraft, the Integral, which will carry the message of the "One State" to the universe. The designer, D-503, is the perfect citizen of the "One State" until he meets and falls in love with the subversive I-330. Through her, his precise model world slowly unravels and he discovers to his horror that he has a soul and that life is messy. It's a good book, but a tough read.

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