Clone Author:Richard Cowper Alvin has no memory of his life before being at the hydrological station at Aldbury together with his friend, the intelligent ape Norbert. When his sexual drive awakens unexpectedly (he is supposed to have had it suppressed) he is sent to London, accompanied by Norbert, to the Ministry of Precreation so he can be re-adjusted. — Once he is London ... more »he becomes an unwilling particpant in a riot and in the aftermath meets a woman who has previously appeared to him in dreams. He also begins to experience flashes of memory of a life before being at Aldbury and a feeling awakens in him that maybe he is not supposed to be alone.
From the future Samaritans who arrive when called armed with a backpack of poisons to aid the caller to suicide, through ape liberation groups to an interesting way of controlling dissidents and protestors, this book has many unusual slants on things.« less