|Born||July 26, 1894
Godalming, Surrey, England
|Died||November 22, 1963 (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963) was an English writer.
He wrote a number of novels, on various themes. Most of his books are either highly philosophical, or they try to criticise modern science. Huxley is probably best known for his book Brave New World. In the book, which was written in 1932, he shows what can go wrong with genetic engineering. He writes about a world in the far future, where the whole social hierarchy is based on genetic traits, and not on the personal effort of the individual people to learn and improve themselves.
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- Video interviews of Huxley from the 1950s, exploring Brave New World, Island, and psychedelics
- The Gravity of Light.
- Works by Aldous Huxley at Project Gutenberg
- Brave New World, the complete book
- somaweb.org Comprehensive information on Aldous Huxley and Brave New World. Including: biography, quotes, bibliography, discussion forum, etc..
- Island Foundation.
- The Ultimate Revolution (talk at University of California, Berkeley, March 20, 1962)
- Science, Liberty and Peace, full text of the 1946 essay
- Read Huxley's interview with The Paris Review
- Aldous Huxley on the Mystical Site www.mysticism.nl
- "Das Genie und die Göttin" (The Genius and The Goddess) on the Internet Movie Database
- Aldous Huxley on the Internet Movie Database
- LitWeb.net: Aldous Huxley Biography