We

Author(s): Yevgeny Zamyatin; Bela Shayevich (Translator); Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)

fiction


A radical new translation of the dystopian classic that influenced George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, introduced by Margaret Atwood.

 'The best single work of science fiction yet written' - URSULA K. LE GUIN

One State is the perfect society, ruled over by the enlightened Benefactor. It is a city made almost entirely of glass, where surveillance is universal and life runs according to algorithmic rules to ensure perfect happiness. And Chief Engineer D-503 is the ideal citizen, at least until he meets I-330, who opens his eyes to new ideas of love, sex and freedom.

A foundational work of dystopian fiction, inspiration for both Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Huxley's Brave New World, We is a book of radical imaginings - of control and rebellion, surveillance and power, machine intelligence and human inventiveness, sexuality and desire. It is both a warning and a hope for a better world.

'It is in effect a study of the Machine, the genie that man has thoughtlessly let out of its bottle and cannot put back again' - GEORGE ORWELL


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781838850586
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : July 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yevgeny Zamyatin; Bela Shayevich (Translator); Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
  • : Hardback
  • : 336