Alyana to Alyana

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Duchamp, L. Timmel. Alanya to Alyana: Book One of the Marq'ssan Cycle. Seattle: Aqueduct P, 2005 (but written in 1984). Reviewed by Ritch Calvin, SFRA Review#275 (Jan./Feb./March 2006):21-22, our source for this entry. (As of April 2023 listed but possibly not available, on-line here.[1])

See for the underclass of "sub-execs'" being "mollified, in part, through entertainment/internet systems that are implanted in their brains" (p. 21). Cf. and contrast telephone implants in THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST and motif of distraction in such works as Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron,"[2] plus keeping the proles distracted in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

RDE, finishing, 25Ap23