|Out On Blue Six (1989) [Novel]|
by Ian McDonald
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It's hundreds of years in the future and the world is
perfect. Total fulfillment and happiness are the official goals
of the Compassionate Society, and any citizens who find themselves
less than delighted are guilty of a PainCrime.
Cartoonist Courtney Hall is trying to find her true place in a
society whose computers and projections have asisgned a happy life to
everyone. Yet when one of her political cartoons runs afoul of the
Ministry of Pain, Courtney finds herself a fugitive from justice - and
a target of the omniscient Love Police.
Her only escape is to drop through a manhole into a strange
underground of discontent, a labyrinth of nests and tunnels beneath
the surging metropolis. Now in a counterworld of orgasm junkies and
biochip-implanted raccoons, a solitary rebel dreams of finding the
Original title: Out On Blue Six
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Political→ Dystopia/Utopia