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The groundbreaking dystopian novel that inspired 1984 and Brave New World. “The best single work of science fiction yet written.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

When society has programmed you to sleep . . .

How do you wake yourself up?

The One State is a world where people are merely numbers, and free will itself is a disease. Most are happy in their role as cogs in a huge machine, controlled by the ever-watchful Benefactor.

However, on the eve of the launch of the Integral—the spacecraft that will impose the One State’s way of life everywhere—starship architect D-503 meets I-330, a female number as irreverent as she is beautiful.

The Benefactor has quantified human experience, circumscribed edit, reduced it to nothing but a series of mathematical equations—that is, until one man tries to factor in the ultimate unknown: love.

Before Huxley. Before Orwell. There was Zamyatin.

Discover it for yourself today.

Bonus: includes Zamyatin’s famous “Death Sentence Appeal” letter to Stalin, and “Love Is the Function of Death” a bold new essay by noted science fiction author, reviewer, and scholar Paul Di Filippo.

“How could I have missed one of the most important dystopias of the 20th century? . . . I was amazed by it.” —Margaret Atwood

“One of the literary curiosities of this book-burning age.” —George Orwell