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Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Catherine Kurvink, December 29, 2013

This Perfect Day, by the author of Rosemary's Baby, couldn't be more different than that popular novel. It's one of the very best books of its kind, an early entry into a genre that has become extremely prevalent in today's market, the dystopian novel. One world run by a single computer ("Uni"), ID bracelets for everyone (written before the days when computer chips could be buried beneath the skin!), and control over each "member"'s life is absolute. One man finds other unsatisfied members and looks toward freedom from Uni's rule. I understand this book is long out of print, and that's a shame. It belongs right up there with 1984 and Brave New World.
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