Enemies of the System; A Tale of Homo Uniformis

TitleEnemies of the System; A Tale of Homo Uniformis
Year for Search1978
AuthorsAldiss, Brian [Wilson](1925-2017)
Date Published1978
PublisherJonathan Cape
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia based on a Biological Communism that has created Homo Uniformis (Man Alike Throughout). They live in a flawed utopia (no passion, violence, or doubt) and meet primitive descendants of Homo Sapiens on the planet Lysenka II, named after Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898-1976), Joseph Stalin’s director of biology, who believed the newly acquired characteristics could be passed on to descendants, a position generally rejected by geneticists.

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U. S. ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Rpt. New York: Avon, 1981. A story entitled “Enemies of the System” was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 54.6 (325) (June 1978): 5-65

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 (1925-2017)

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1978 Aldiss, Brian [Wilson] (1925-2017). Enemies of the System; A Tale of Homo Uniformis. London: Jonathan Cape. U. S. ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Rpt. New York: Avon, 1981. A story entitled “Enemies of the System” was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 54.6 (325) (June 1978): 5-65. PSt

Authoritarian dystopia based on a Biological Communism that has created Homo Uniformis (Man Alike Throughout). They live in a flawed utopia (no passion, violence, or doubt) and meet primitive descendants of Homo Sapiens on the planet Lysenka II, named after Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898-1976), Joseph Stalin’s director of biology, who believed the newly acquired characteristics could be passed on to descendants, a position generally rejected by geneticists.