|Star of the Unborn (1946) [Novel]|
by Franz Werfel
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(From the publisher):
A fabulous journey through a world 100,000 years from our own, where mankind's deepest aspirations have been fulfilled. War, disease, old age - even poverty - have vanished, replaced by ageless beauty, perfect leisure and the direct transformation of solar energy into every material need...
Astro-mental civilization - in the eleventh cosmic capital year of Virgo:
• Where men have already experienced Judgement Day
• Where places routinely travel to people who want to visit them
• Where old age is unknown, and dying has been replaced by its opposite
• Where a universal language makes it impossible to utter threats or insults
• Where one giant Worker cheerfully provides all of humanity's wants and needs
• Where the crystalline mountain Djebel lights up man's knowledge into himself and into the farthest reaches of space
A civilization as near-perfect - yet as far from perfection - as the astonishing men and women who inhabit it...
Original title: Stern der Ungeborenen
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Political→ Dystopia/Utopia
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Species Evolution→ Longevity and Immortality
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Allegorical And Bangsian