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This perfect day; a novel.

Author: Ira Levin
Publisher: New York, Random House [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dystopian society is tightly controlled by the computers that oversee and regulate it. Rebels against its drug-induced conformity must therefore try to change the computer's fundamental programming.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levin, Ira.
This perfect day.
New York, Random House [1970]
(OCoLC)654249951
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Levin
ISBN: 9780553290028 0553290029 9781605981291 160598129X
OCLC Number: 60675
Description: 309 pages 22 cm

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A dystopian society is tightly controlled by the computers that oversee and regulate it. Rebels against its drug-induced conformity must therefore try to change the computer's fundamental programming.

This Perfect Day 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 that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. Citizens 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.

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