Writerly shameless self-promotion, c. 1949

"I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World.”

Aldous Huxley’s not-at-all-insecure letter to George Orwell, “thanking” Orwell for sending along a copy of 1984, October 1949. Boys, boys, there are plenty of didactic dystopias to go around…