HETEROCOSM- entirely diﬀerent world than the one we have inhabited"
SCIENCE FICTION/ SPECULATIVE FICTION ou (not) & place"
DYSTOPIA- where everything is absolutely horrible "
Sir Thomas More"
Daedalus, or, Science and the Future (1923)"
BRAVE NEW WORLD
•can you really be a round character if you're born from a test tube?"
•1929- beginning of the great depression"
•people were extremely upset of the economic system"
•era when communism was already in place, and nazism was becoming prominent,
Italy- facism—take full control of your life"
•the setting is a nonexistent world"
•we start to see it in our world more than they did in 1929"
•speculate ﬁction: take scientiﬁc discoveries and creates alternative realities from
•JBS Haldans- most babies would be born through echo genesis-outside the womb"
•would have enormous consequences on family life and society"
•BCP- was not available in pill for"
•sex hormones injections: stabilize agent process for older people"
•psychological conditioning: "
•Huxley had the imagination and wanted to see what it would be like"
•had to seem plausible and credible that this could happen"
•UTOPIAN- 1. no where 2. a good place- make a place better than it is"
•utopia is not entirely desirable- always problems"
•must manipulate society to get it to move forward"
•Savage- naive, progress mimics our process, not a bravo new world, we have all
kinds of horrible things"
First Paragraph of the Novel:
•building is made of concrete- master materials of modernity, 34 stories is modest"
•huxley was in the era of the league of nations"
•use of block capitals"
•visualizes the building on the page"
•no verbs- verb is part of speech that moves things- no real movement in brave new
•change is impossible the state"
•absence of verbs makes the idea of thinking forward and changing things impossible"