1984 (British first edition)

English author George Orwell's novel set in a dystopian future.

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  • Oct 8, 2002
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It is hard to believe that Orwell wrote this book so many years ago and 1984 has already come and passed over 18 years ago. This book brought up the idea of government control of how people live and think. It is relevant as much today as it was back then. This book is a must for anyone studying political science or socialogy. Remember, Big Brother is always watching you!

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Quick Tip by . December 02, 2011
posted in SF Signal
i do not like it ---I love it!  this is my favourite dystopia
review by . February 23, 2011
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There are very few writers whose work has been so profound that their names have become adjectives. Shakespearean. Kafkaesque. Orwellian.      1984 remains George Orwell's greatest legacy, a fact shared by Roberto Bolano's novel 2666; both books with a four-digit number as the title, both written frantically by authors who knew they were dying, both profound in their exploration of human cruelty, both lifting the veil of propaganda and rhetoric to get to the Truth underneath.   …
Quick Tip by . February 19, 2011
posted in SF Signal
1984 is an essential book, not just for SF readers, not just for readers, but for everyone, everywhere.
Quick Tip by . February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Pretty dry (dare I say boring) read in places, but the discussion about total context manipulation and its implications still remain pretty scary and relevant
Quick Tip by . February 19, 2011
posted in SF Signal
It's been years since I've read 1984, but it made a huge impression on me.
Quick Tip by . December 19, 2010
the formal political and the weird life style.I'm a chinese girl, and I have to say, some of the pictures seems incredible....fimiliar.
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2010
One of those novels where you find yourself just fascinated.
review by . July 06, 2010
   This was a well written book and one that receives not even a modicum of the attention it deserves.  While the book begins by describing the social caste system and the dangers of becoming to personable within such, it is more of a descriptor of how technology and the application of social labels tends to be an implicit divisionary tactic between those within a social group.  Winston's difficulty in negotiating his own personal feelings and the enforced loyalty to his …
review by . July 01, 2010
1984 is one of those eponymous books that is probably known more for its setting than the actual story. It's the originator of the 'Big Brother' that we have all become familiar with. It's now used to refer to overbearing government schemes which shows just how pervasive this book is in modern society. Orwell was a proponent of writing in plain English without obfuscation and his literary style is obvious throughout. It's a very easy book to read but don't let that fool …
review by . June 25, 2010
1984 is a novel everyone should read. It is a scary parallel to what life is like today--although readers may feel that the government in 1984 is much more extreme, in truth, it isn't. Our government in the U.S. censors things they don't want citizens to see and can watch our every word and action when they feel the need to. I find it so intriguing that Orwell, who wrote the novel in 1940, was so accurate in his foreseeing of the future. I read the book in high school, and it was a little …
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Concerns life in an authoritarian regime as lived by Winston Smith, an intellectual worker at the Ministry of Truth, and his degradation when he runs afoul of the totalitarian government of Oceania, the state in which he lives in the year that he presumes is 1984
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Author: George Orwell
Genre: Intelligent Science Fiction, Dystopian, Political and Social Satire
Publisher: Secker and Warburg, Signet Classics
Date Published: June 8, 1949
ISBN: 0-452-28423-6
Format: Novel
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