Book Club of the Air
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

GUESTS: JEROME MECKIER *Professor of English, University of Kentucky (Lexington) *Author, Aldous Huxley: Satire and Structure and Critical Essays on Aldous Huxley RAY KURZWEIL *Inventor, Kurzweil Machine (Print-to-Speech Reading Machine for the Blind, 1976) *Author,The Age of Spiritual Machines (Penguin 1999) Bio-technical advances in the coming millennium may provide humankind with some amazing— and disturbing— options... reproduction without pregnancy... a society that seeks perfection through genetic engineering and drugs. The technology may be just falling into place today, but the complicated moral questions posed by the technology were anticipated nearly 70 years ago in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Join Katherine Lanpher and guests to discuss Brave New World, on Talk of the Nation's Book Club of the Air, from NPR News.

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