I: A Sequel to Ayn Rand's Anthem (Paperback)
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."
EQUALITY 7-2521 has fled the collectivist city of his birth with LIBERTY 5-3000, leaving behind a rigid totalitarian state where absolute conformance is enforced and every thought and effort is given to one's brothers.
There is no self, no individual, no personal desire. Only the whole is of value.
We are all equal. For we are all are the same.
INTERNATIONAL 4-8818 secretly mourns the loss of his brother, who surely must have perished in the Uncharted Forest, for none who enter there have ever returned.
To feel sorrow is a sin.
To do so for an enemy of the state is treason.
We are one together. We are never alone.
Then one day a paint-splattered image appears upon the walls of the Halls of Justice, a symbol of the one Unspeakable Word, for which the penalty is death... I
An action-packed and thought-provoking sequel to Ayn Rand's 1937 novella Anthem, set in a future dystopia where the singular pronoun has been removed from human language. Every event of every day is determined by The World Council. Life ends at 40.
True to the Objectivist philosophy, "I" presents essential tenets of metaphysics and epistemology in an entertaining continuation of Rand's classic dystopian tale.
EQUALITY 7-2521 has vowed one day to return and free his brothers. Now that day has come.
After Equality Comes Liberty