The World Inside by Robert Silverberg – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction Novel The World Inside

The World Inside presents a Science Fiction novel written by Robert Silverberg and published in 1971. Initially, the book contained small works which transformed into a full-scale publication. The novel received a Hugo Awards nomination in 1972, but the author refused to receive any recognition.

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Author: Robert Silverberg

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 201

Good reads:  3.74 of 5

My Ratings: 7.8 of 10

Published: 1971

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Science Fiction Novel The World Inside

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The novel’s story focuses on the year 2381 on Earth when the population reached over 75 billion people. The reason behind such a huge population relates to a religious belief that reproduction is the greatest good a human can do for humanity. No events of wars, crime, starvation and birth control exist during the time.

In this dystopian future, life remains fully sustained within Urban monads or Urbmons. An Urbmon comprises 25 self-contained cities, each having 40 floors. Administrators of the city live on the highest level. The cities accommodate over 800 000 people.

Urbmons continuously experience construction and the rest of the landscape focuses on farming activities. According to theories, 200 billion people received support in this arrangement. Farmers, however, follow birth control. Farmers of society trade their agricultural products in return for technology, but it does not connect them to each other.

In Urbmons if a person refuses an invitation to sex, it stays a capital crime. People believe that they need to share everything in order to co-exist mutually with the population. This sharing is so much that most people share their wives and husbands for free love. Besides all the efforts of keeping a stable society, some people of Urbmons become mentally ill. The social engineers re-programme people who according to society act unacceptably.

The enforcement of law and justice presents a zero-tolerance policy because of Urbmons extreme viewpoints. They remove people who refuse to listen, and the authorities ensure to kill them.

Final Say on Science Fiction Novel The World Inside

The novel written in a dystopian future is one of its kind. It receives my rating of 7.8 out of 10 due to the extraordinary topic covered. Would I re-read this novel? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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