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Aldiss Brian

HARM

HARM Genre: fantasy
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From one of science fiction's greatest living writers comes an unforgettable near-future novel in the hortatory tradition of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Orwell's 1984, and Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Both a searing indictment of a fear-drenched political climate and a visionary allegory that shines a piercing light on timeless human verities, HARM is a powerfully compact masterwork that is sure to be one of the most passionately discussed books of the year.
The time is today or tomorrow--or perhaps the day after tomorrow. Paul Fadhil Abbas Ali, a young British citizen of Muslim descent, has written a satirical novel in which two characters joke about the assassination of the prime minister. Arrested by agents of HARM--the Hostile Activities Research Ministry--Paul is thrown into a nameless Abu Ghraib-like prison, possibly located in Syria, where he is held incommunicado and brutally interrogated by jailers to whom his Muslim heritage is itself a crime meriting the harshest...
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  1. ONE
  2. TWO
  3. THREE
  4. FOUR
  5. FIVE
  6. SIX
  7. SEVEN
  8. EIGHT
  9. NINE
  10. AUTHOR ’S NOTE
  11. A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN W. ALDISS
  12. ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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