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In the world of THX 1138, everyone is drugged by the state not to be emotional, and sex is strictly regulated. However, THX falls into some bad company, stops taking his pills, starts having sex, and before you know it is being apprehended by police robots, who take him to have his organs removed for donation. He escapes, runs around, and causes trouble, all the time still wearing his hospital patient smock.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   drugs you    -   controls your mind    -   controls your sex    -   strict rationing of freedoms/goods Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   society controls main character's sexing How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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