Kallocain - Karin Boye6.40

Retro Hugo nominee 2016.

This classic Swedish novel envisioned a future of drab terror. Seen through the eyes of idealistic scientist Leo Kall, Kallocain’s depiction of a totalitarian world state is a montage of what novelist Karin Boye had seen or sensed in 1930s Russia and Germany. Its central idea grew from the rumors of truth drugs that ensured the subservience of every citizen to the state.

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Release date: 1940
Genres: science fictiondystopia
Tags: translation
Original title: Kallocain
Average rating: 6.40/10
Total ratings: 5
Updated: June 28, 2021