By Michael G. Munz
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent and corrupt, it's a universal adequate urban within the mid twenty-first century, but discoveries underneath the Moon's floor have marked it with their first far away echoes.
Into Northgate has come Michael Flynn. Jobless and all the way down to his previous couple of cash, Michael nonetheless goals of creating a favorable distinction of his personal. but he has no kin, no neighbors retailer for the freelancer identified in basic terms as Diomedes, and this night the house they percentage will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes turns into his mentor in a look for the arsonist liable, Michael will get his probability to gain these desires. yet he needs to face hazards way more own than fireplace if he is to be triumphant, for like a shadow within the flames, neither arsonist nor mentor could be what they appear.
And those who seek the Moon can be gazing.
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In Brave New World, on the other hand, all are permitted to indulge their sexual impulses without let or hindrance. The society described in Orwells fable is a society permanently at war, and the aim of its rulers is first, of course, to exercise power for its own delightful sake and, second, to keep their subjects in that state of constant tension which a state of constant war demands of those who wage it. By crusading against sexuality the bosses are able to maintain the required tension in their followers and at the same time can satisfy their lust for power in a most gratifying way.
Lead us not into temptation,” we pray-and with good reason; for when human beings are tempted too enticingly or too long, they generally yield. A democratic constitution is a device for preventing the local rulers from yielding to those particularly dangerous temptations that arise when too much power is concentrated in too few hands. Such a constitution works pretty well where, as in Britain or the United States, there is a traditional respect for constitutional procedures. Where the republican or limited monarchical tradition is weak, the best of constitutions will not prevent ambitious politicians from succumbing with glee and gusto to the temptations of power.
So far as the masses of mankind are concerned, the coming time will not be the Space Age; it will be the Age of Over-population. We can parody the words of the old song and ask, Will the space that you’re so rich in Light a fire in the kitchen, Or the little god of space turn the spit, spit, spit? The answer, it is obvious, is in the negative. A settlement on the moon may be of some military advantage to the nation that does the settling. But it will do nothing whatever to make life more tolerable, during the fifty years that it will take our present population to double, for the earth’s undernourished and proliferating billions.
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