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Brave New World is a dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932.

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Was Brave New World the first book that had shaping of human embryos?

I suspect that Brave New World was the first book to have humans develop in vitro, but I am asking if any prior story had the development shaped (especially, but not limited to, by stunting) before ...
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Are Alphas produced by merely doing nothing to their embryos?

Bernard Marx is somewhat shorter than most (all?) Alphas and perhaps as a sort of joke or maybe people are serious, they suggest that alcohol had been accidentally added to the artificial womb (more ...
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Why does "Brave New World" change perspective so many times in the third chapter?

I recall that in Brave New World, the perspective changes rapidly between characters, sometimes as little as a single line of text is given then the perspective changes to someone else entirely. Why ...
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Did Huxley detail the Brave New World setting outside of the book?

Besides the book Brave New World itself, are there any sources, interviews or quotes from the author himself —Aldous Huxley — explaining more about the world and characters of this book? I'm not ...
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How do the embryos in Brave New World split into 96 by doubling?

In Bokanovsky's Process, the embryos double when they start budding. Although the DHC says that each embryo can produce between "8 and 96" babies. How do you get 96 by doubling?
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Is Soma by The Strokes referencing "Brave New World"?

Is the song Soma, by The Strokes, referencing Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley? I am of the opinion that it is, but I am not 100 percent sure. Any info on this would be appreciated.
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