Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
22 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z

This Perfect Day

by

This Perfect Day Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication.

The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night.

With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin`s most haunting novels.

Synopsis:

By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine.

About the Author

Ira Levinis the author of The Boys from Brazil, The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying(for which he won the Edgar Award). All of his novels were international bestsellers, including Rosemary’s Babyand Son of Rosemary, selling tens of millions of copies around the world. A number of famous Hollywood movies were adapted from his books, and his play Deathtrapwas the longest running comic thriller in the history of Broadway. Ira Levin died in 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605981291
Author:
Levin, Ira
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

Other books you might like

  1. 1Q84
    Used Hardcover $14.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z

This Perfect Day New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Pegasus Books - English 9781605981291 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.