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Harm Imprisoned for a jokey paragraph about killing the prime minister, British novelist Paul Ali endures brutal torture by imagining himself on a planet...HarmFiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy Imprisoned for a jokey paragraph about killing the prime minister, British novelist Paul Ali endures brutal torture by imagining himself on a planet...2007-05-25Del Rey
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Harm

Genre: Fiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Author: Brian W. Aldiss; Publisher: Del Rey

Imprisoned for a jokey paragraph about killing the prime minister, British novelist Paul Ali endures brutal torture by imagining himself on a planet where humans have domesticated giant insects in Brian W. Aldiss’ Harm.

For Fans of…
1984; A Bug’s Life.

Bottom Line
Aldiss’ dystopian chops — his 1969 story ”Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” inspired Steven Spielberg’s A.I. — alter in this unsubtle vision of a paranoid West that persecutes Muslim minorities and arthropods alike. B-

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