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Old June 21 2013, 10:37 PM   #65
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Re: Mandatory sci-fi

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I remember having to read Brave New World, which remains as a favorite of mine. Way better than having to read Wuthering Heights.
The same English teacher who gave us sci-fi short stories to read also recommended "Brave New World" to us, going as far as to explain the ideas behind the first part of the book to us - he seemed genuinely interested in science fiction works. I didn't get around to reading it until a short time later, and I remember my gut reaction upon first reading it was that I liked it more than "Nineteen Eighty Four" (which I also liked).
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