Vonnegut, Orwell, Forster and Bradbury much better than Nostradamus


For an interesting summary of our current political situation re-read or read for the first time these books/ short stories , all written over 50 years ago. What were the concerns of some remarkably prescient  satirical scifi writers 50 years ago…To me it seems  remarkably like what we should be writing about today.  All can be read from different points of view with differing interpretations but all will make you stop and think where are we and where are we going?

Harrison Bergeron by Vonnegut  http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

The Machine Stops by Forster      http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html

Farenheit 451 by Bradbury   http://www.naderlibrary.com/fahren-ray.toc.htm

1984 by Orwell    http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79n/

Animal Farm by Orwell http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79a/

If you want more try Brave New World by Huxley or Lord of the Flies by Golding

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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3 Responses to Vonnegut, Orwell, Forster and Bradbury much better than Nostradamus

  1. Jeff Nguyen says:

    Kafka’s “The Trial”.

  2. safrisri says:

    This was posted before todays news on data mining… These authors predicted the present but hopefully not the future.

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