(From the publisher):
If reticence is a feature reserved for the British, what would possess well bred, reserved, thoroughly 'British', James Solent, to dash off for a night of reckless passion with a complete stranger? The answer is a gadget - an Emotional Register that prevents anyone from hiding any sexual attraction they feel for anyone else. Find out what happens to Britain and the rest of the world when this mechanical marvel sinks its teeth into the restrained status quo.
First published in novel form in 1961; abridged and serialized in three parts as "Minor Operation" in New Worlds, June, July & August, 1962.
Original title: The Primal Urge
Alternative titles: Minor Operation
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology