Page: 168
Dimensions: 135 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 25 000
ISBN: 9789941239113

The Reader Must Die

Author: Jaba Zarkua


At the start of the year 2200 the world is split in two: it consists of a large Fascist empire and various tiny states, including Warmstadt (‘warm town”, which is the literal meaning of Tbilisi). In both the great empire and post-revolutionary Warmstadt the people are fed nationalist propaganda. The regimes are also similar in nature, but they differ in one respect: the government of Warmstadt is unique among the world’s dictatorial regimes in that it attempts to make people compliant with the help of books and has in fact succeeded in turning its subjects into educated slaves and servants of the state. Everything seems to be going well and the empire is in no hurry to annex Warmstadt. But it is the calm before the storm, because one of the empire’s best scientists is working on a perfidious plan of a controlled revolution, which is due to be put into practice in Warmstadt. If the experiment succeeds, the concept of the free, rebellious man will be consigned to history.