Book title: Analogue Men
Condition: 2nd hand, well used.
Author: Damon Knight
Publisher: Berkely Medallions Books #F647
where Published: USA
when Printed: 1962
Special info: 160 pages
Synopsis: Mind Control for the Masses. It's started so gently and with the best of motives. A simple mind conditioning treatment, an aversion therapy, is applied to criminals. When the kleptomaniac reaches out his hand to seize a purse the conditioning kicks in and he feels bad, sad and scared. He fails to complete his attempted theft. When the violent bruiser raises his fists to strike he quakes like a little boy and drops his arms. Predictably it began to be applied to smaller misdemeanours, and then simply to unsociable acts. As it becomes pervasive, it becomes profoundly dangerous but by then it's too late. Our society changes beyond recognition. In this new world, we are all conditioned. We all have our little angels to guide our every step and we are bent to the wheel of our rulers. Almost all, that is. There are one or two whose angels seem absent. One or two who are possessed by demons. Arthur is one of those. He's fighting his demons day after day because if he ever slips, he'll die.
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