Aldous Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.
A science fiction writer who wrote about futuristic society as he saw it, deprived of its natural instincts but with instincts embedded into human beings. He was a Brit that had the ability of expanding his mind to think of the unthinkable.
He is an author who wrote the futuristic novel, "Brave New World." In it he depicts life way ahead in the future. Very good book and I recommend it for reading. Very well written.
He also wrote "The Doors of Perception" which is where the band, The Doors, got their name from. The book was about his experiences whilst taking the hallucinogenic drug, Mescaline.
There is a biography of him at www.egs.edu/library/aldous-huxley/biography.
Briefly he was born July 26th, 1894 Godalming, Surrey (SE England) and migrated across the 'pond' in 1937 to live in LA, where he died November 22nd, 1963. He specialised in Science Fiction, his greatest work still considered to be 'Brave New World'.
Aldous Huxley was an English author who wrote about the future but couldn't have imagined all the wonderful and terrible things that are common place today.
Aldous Huxley was a man of letters, born in England in 1894. Better known for his novels such as Brave New World, Huxley also wrote numerous essays, short stories, poetry and movie scripts. In Brave New World Huxley addressed such hitherto practically unknown subjects as reproductive technology, sleep-learning techniques and psychological manipulation (brainwashing).
He employed a somewhat cynical or satyrical turn of phrase as shown in some of the more famous quotes attributed to him:
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."
"An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie."
Aldous Huxley was an English novelist and critic, best known for his dystopian novel. He also published travel books, histories, poems, plays, and essays on philosophy, arts, sociology, religion and morals. Huxley's first novel, Crome Yellow.
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