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10 thoughts on “Enemies of the System

  1. Rory McKay Rory McKay says:

    Brian Aldiss is the gateway drug to my science fiction addictionEnemies of the System was one of the first great sci fi novels I ever read at about age 12 It was the first time I truly looked at the world around me and saw what could be what might be and from there I was hookedEnemies of the system is an amazing read a story exploring the conseuences of genetic manipulation of a society based around the perfection of the human condition But is it perfection to create a race entirely alike with only minor shades of grey between themAnd in a utopia like this where would a man with thoughts and feeling of his own with uestions and ambitions and desires unlike those of his cookie cutter fellows find a place if one existsI would recommend to anyone especially anyone looking for a good sic fi book


  2. Stephen Theaker Stephen Theaker says:

    A brilliant short novel from Brian Aldiss Very similar in subject matter to this week's episode of Doctor Who Midnight as a small group of people in a surface train on a hostile alien planet get stranded in the middle of nowhere and left to face both what's outside and their own natures Though the character work is interesting what will stay with me longest from this book are the portraits of devolved humans a million years ago a colony ship crashed upon this energy poor planet and over that time their descendants have adjusted to fill various niches in the food chain Imagine a pig with an almost human face and then imagine eating it


  3. Flyss Williams Flyss Williams says:

    Excellent futuristic novella following the story of a group of utopian tourists who travel to a primitive planet which turns out to be populated by the devolved survivors of a capitalistic ship that crashed there millions of years before


  4. Tyrannosaurus regina Tyrannosaurus regina says:

    Interesting really interesting exploration of humanity but it also felt stilted and honestly I'm just not sure what the point was in the end


  5. jzthompson jzthompson says:

    Interesting premise executed well Very worthwhile


  6. Paul Paul says:

    Set 1 million years into the future homo uniformis have a utopian society based on sound scientific principles They recognise the first communist society in Russia as their primitive forbears who first abolished capitalism and laid the foundations that made homo uniformis possible Children are born from artificial wombs and raised free from the distortions and prejudices that parents would impose The vision is recognisably similar to Brave New World but of course they do not worship Our Ford Some members of the elite are rewarded with a trip to the planet Lysenko II There is no indigenous animal life on Lysenko II but there are the degenerate descendants of a spaceship full of capitalists who crashlanded there hundreds of thousands of years ago A sightseeing trip goes wrong their bus crashes and they are taken prisoner by the primitives This book is shot through with sly humour The passengers have been paired off with each other according to scientific principles of compatibility and on their flight to Lysenko II we are treated to perhaps one of the least erotic descriptions of coupling in literature Please move over and open your legs Yes let's have some gleeAfter their capture the prisoners spend far time arguing over ideology and accusing each other of revisionism than they do trying to plan an escape Aldiss paints an obliue picture of a stultifying totalitarian society that has made very little progress in 1 million years; other than the spaceship that takes them to Lysenko II there are no miracles of progress that would not have seemed familiar to readers in the 1970s And for all their criticisms of capitalism and their primitive homo sapiens ancestors it would seem their scientific society still has winners and losers There's uite a lot to unpick in this slender book


  7. Andrew Fear Andrew Fear says:

    Dystopian SciFi which is a blend of 1984 and Brave New World in space This is a slim book In it a group of travellers on the not so subtly named Lysenka II get stranded away from their North Korean like society when travelling to the Pontins of the future Man has evolvedbeen evolved into Homo Uniformis a very dull prospect However when the holiday coach breaks down in the middle of nowhere cracks begin to develop The group spends as much time arguing about ideology as survival and here Aldiss rather presciently anticipates the pc cretins of the modern west as much as looking at communist society Like in Brave New World or indeed the proles of 1984 there are savages out there but in a nice touch Aldiss makes them as mutated as homo uniformis The nastiest and most small minded of the stranded group is the academic which experience tells me is right Nevertheless he doesn't turn out to be the ultimate villain and here Aldiss has a very pessimistic message for us It's one that's much worse than that found in either of his famous predecessors There is no happy ending here It is a slight read 124 pages in my version but well worth an afternoon's time


  8. Benjamin Bauer Benjamin Bauer says:

    Utopian space communists get stranded in a wilderness overrun by the devolved descendants of runaway Capitalists from the Earth of a million years ago On the nose satire with some genuinely funny bits I found the pace got bogged down by the characters dorm room philosophizing about their varying ideals uite funny all the same that when caught up in some The Naked Prey kinda plot they resort to discussing things rather than outright panicking Unfortunately much like the characters's discussions the plot doesn't really go anywhere Might have been better served by the short story format My first Aldiss I get the impression from what I've heard of Non Stop Helliconia and Hothouse that this is probably a lesser work


  9. Neil Davies Neil Davies says:

    I never find Brian Aldiss books easy to get into I don't know why I almost gave up on this one half way through the second chapter but experience told me to hang on I'm glad I did Once the story really gets under way it's a good read with some interesting ideas thrown around about communism and capitalism The reason it gets 3 stars and not 4 from me is because of the difficult start and the ending which was ok but not very satisfying My own personal opinion of course I don't think it's up there with Aldiss's best books eg Non Stop but it's better than some eg Moreau's Other Island


  10. Yev Yev says:

    From what I've read and looked at from Aldiss it's another case of great editor and anthologist but most certainly not a writer I want to read Didn't finish this either Future civilization people go to secret primitive world to bask in a world without technology It very uickly goes very wrong I have a bias against this sort of setting


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Enemies of the System ❴Ebook❵ ➦ Enemies of the System Author Brian W. Aldiss – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Homo Uniformis man alike throughout a centralised nervous system and a million years of genetic engineering have flushed out the old ways of war disease ritual and emotion But the planet of Lysenka II Homo Uniformis man alike throughout a centralised nervous system and a million years of genetic engineering have flushed out the old ways of war disease ritual and emotion But the planet of Lysenka II is inhabited by the primitive descendants of the original space ship colonists and when a group of the system's elite Enemies of Epub / become stranded in the wilderness they face a horrifying threat to their survival.

10 thoughts on “Enemies of the System

  1. Rory McKay Rory McKay says:

    Brian Aldiss is the gateway drug to my science fiction addictionEnemies of the System was one of the first great sci fi novels I ever read at about age 12 It was the first time I truly looked at the world around me and saw what could be what might be and from there I was hookedEnemies of the system is an amazing read a story exploring the conseuences of genetic manipulation of a society based around the perfection of the human condition But is it perfection to create a race entirely alike with only minor shades of grey between themAnd in a utopia like this where would a man with thoughts and feeling of his own with uestions and ambitions and desires unlike those of his cookie cutter fellows find a place if one existsI would recommend to anyone especially anyone looking for a good sic fi book

  2. Stephen Theaker Stephen Theaker says:

    A brilliant short novel from Brian Aldiss Very similar in subject matter to this week's episode of Doctor Who Midnight as a small group of people in a surface train on a hostile alien planet get stranded in the middle of nowhere and left to face both what's outside and their own natures Though the character work is interesting what will stay with me longest from this book are the portraits of devolved humans a million years ago a colony ship crashed upon this energy poor planet and over that time their descendants have adjusted to fill various niches in the food chain Imagine a pig with an almost human face and then imagine eating it

  3. Flyss Williams Flyss Williams says:

    Excellent futuristic novella following the story of a group of utopian tourists who travel to a primitive planet which turns out to be populated by the devolved survivors of a capitalistic ship that crashed there millions of years before

  4. Tyrannosaurus regina Tyrannosaurus regina says:

    Interesting really interesting exploration of humanity but it also felt stilted and honestly I'm just not sure what the point was in the end

  5. jzthompson jzthompson says:

    Interesting premise executed well Very worthwhile

  6. Paul Paul says:

    Set 1 million years into the future homo uniformis have a utopian society based on sound scientific principles They recognise the first communist society in Russia as their primitive forbears who first abolished capitalism and laid the foundations that made homo uniformis possible Children are born from artificial wombs and raised free from the distortions and prejudices that parents would impose The vision is recognisably similar to Brave New World but of course they do not worship Our Ford Some members of the elite are rewarded with a trip to the planet Lysenko II There is no indigenous animal life on Lysenko II but there are the degenerate descendants of a spaceship full of capitalists who crashlanded there hundreds of thousands of years ago A sightseeing trip goes wrong their bus crashes and they are taken prisoner by the primitives This book is shot through with sly humour The passengers have been paired off with each other according to scientific principles of compatibility and on their flight to Lysenko II we are treated to perhaps one of the least erotic descriptions of coupling in literature Please move over and open your legs Yes let's have some gleeAfter their capture the prisoners spend far time arguing over ideology and accusing each other of revisionism than they do trying to plan an escape Aldiss paints an obliue picture of a stultifying totalitarian society that has made very little progress in 1 million years; other than the spaceship that takes them to Lysenko II there are no miracles of progress that would not have seemed familiar to readers in the 1970s And for all their criticisms of capitalism and their primitive homo sapiens ancestors it would seem their scientific society still has winners and losers There's uite a lot to unpick in this slender book

  7. Andrew Fear Andrew Fear says:

    Dystopian SciFi which is a blend of 1984 and Brave New World in space This is a slim book In it a group of travellers on the not so subtly named Lysenka II get stranded away from their North Korean like society when travelling to the Pontins of the future Man has evolvedbeen evolved into Homo Uniformis a very dull prospect However when the holiday coach breaks down in the middle of nowhere cracks begin to develop The group spends as much time arguing about ideology as survival and here Aldiss rather presciently anticipates the pc cretins of the modern west as much as looking at communist society Like in Brave New World or indeed the proles of 1984 there are savages out there but in a nice touch Aldiss makes them as mutated as homo uniformis The nastiest and most small minded of the stranded group is the academic which experience tells me is right Nevertheless he doesn't turn out to be the ultimate villain and here Aldiss has a very pessimistic message for us It's one that's much worse than that found in either of his famous predecessors There is no happy ending here It is a slight read 124 pages in my version but well worth an afternoon's time

  8. Benjamin Bauer Benjamin Bauer says:

    Utopian space communists get stranded in a wilderness overrun by the devolved descendants of runaway Capitalists from the Earth of a million years ago On the nose satire with some genuinely funny bits I found the pace got bogged down by the characters dorm room philosophizing about their varying ideals uite funny all the same that when caught up in some The Naked Prey kinda plot they resort to discussing things rather than outright panicking Unfortunately much like the characters's discussions the plot doesn't really go anywhere Might have been better served by the short story format My first Aldiss I get the impression from what I've heard of Non Stop Helliconia and Hothouse that this is probably a lesser work

  9. Neil Davies Neil Davies says:

    I never find Brian Aldiss books easy to get into I don't know why I almost gave up on this one half way through the second chapter but experience told me to hang on I'm glad I did Once the story really gets under way it's a good read with some interesting ideas thrown around about communism and capitalism The reason it gets 3 stars and not 4 from me is because of the difficult start and the ending which was ok but not very satisfying My own personal opinion of course I don't think it's up there with Aldiss's best books eg Non Stop but it's better than some eg Moreau's Other Island

  10. Yev Yev says:

    From what I've read and looked at from Aldiss it's another case of great editor and anthologist but most certainly not a writer I want to read Didn't finish this either Future civilization people go to secret primitive world to bask in a world without technology It very uickly goes very wrong I have a bias against this sort of setting

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