The World Inside

by Robert Silverberg
Release date: 1971
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

Urban Monad 116: A lofty spire a thousand stories high, where over 880,000 souls live out their perfectly regulated lives in peace and plenty. But inside their glorious world are a few who dare to doubt and dream:

Aurea Holston - a beautiful young bride who fears leaving the only world she's ever known.

Dillon Chrimes - cosmos group pop star, who becomes one of the urbmon in an orgiastic, mind-shattering trip.

Jason Quevedo - historian, who gets his kicks from the perverse savagery of an earlier age.

Siegmund Kluver - virile young man-on-the-way-up, who sees the nightmare behind the urbmon's shining facade.

And Michael Statler - who dares to escape...

 

(updated 2010-09-07)

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