When Matt catches sight of beautiful girl from his window he couldn’t have possibly imagined what happened next. Matt desperately scrambles in an attempt to impress Sam, but does he need to or has he already done it? Matt collapses under the seemingly irrational emotions he feels towards Sam. Whenever he so much as sees her, he goes wild. But does Sam feel the same way?When Matt catches sight of beautiful girl from his window he couldn’t have possibly imagined what happened next. Matt desperately scrambles in an attempt to impress Sam, but does he need to or has he already done it? Matt collapses under the seemingly irrational emotions he feels towards Sam. Whenever he so much as sees her, he goes wild. But does Sam feel the same way?Follow the escapades of these two uncertain, frightened and young characters within the 'Matt and Sam' series by Kieran Nimmo. Silent Dreams is the debut novelette of teenage author Kieran Nimmo. Silent Dreams kicks off the ‘Matt and Sam ’ series, which will entail the story of Matt and Sam.
The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired George Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet Russia
Yevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity - until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, We is the classic dystopian novel and was the forerunner of works such as George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. It was suppressed for many years in Russia and remains a resounding cry for individual freedom, yet is also a powerful, exciting and vivid work of science fiction. Clarence Brown's brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years' suppression.
In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier—and whatever alien species are to be found there—will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason. One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful I-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery—or rediscovery—of inner space… and that disease the ancients called the soul. A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, “We” is the classic dystopian novel. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning.