Just finished reading Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. This is another on my long list of “I should have read that a long time ago”. It’s easy to see that many of the other sci fi books I have read in recent years have borrowed heavily from this book. The ideas of eugenics and pleasure-controlled society are disturbing. I suppose, like 1984, one sees the things from the book happening in today’s society, which is, of course, what these books are about – a warning about what we could become.