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.
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-