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ISBN:0690014600
Author: Arthur Herzog
ISBN13: 978-0690014600
Title: Make us happy
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Crowell; 1st edition (1978)
Pages: 247

Make us happy by Arthur Herzog



He was the son of songwriter Arthur Herzog, J. .His novels The Swarm and Orca have been made into films. His science fiction novel IQ 83 is being made into a film by Dreamworks. Herzog was also the author of non-fiction book Arthur Herzog III (April 6, 1927 – May 25, 2010) was an American novelist, non-fiction writer, and journalist, well known for his works of science fiction and true crime books. He was the son of songwriter Arthur Herzog, J.

View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. A thousand years in the future, society is run by computers, with not a gesture or activity unnoticed by their all-seeing detectors. Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks . 1 or later and iOS . 3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks . or later and OS X 1. or later. More by Arthur Herzog. The Woodchipper Murder. How to Write Almost Anything Better and Faster. Apple Books is an amazing way to download and read books on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can download Apple Books from the App Store.

Computer equipped artificial intelligence get control. A group of renegades attempt to foil them. Spacescrapers - three miles high, 1,000 stories, 1,000 people per floor - house 1,000,000 people. The divorce rate having climbed to 100 percent, the computers have made marriage almost illegal but adultery compulsory, with a resultant zero divorce rate.

1978) (The first book in the America series) A novel by Arthur Herzog. January 2003 : USA Paperback. Science Fiction Fantasy Horror Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance Young Adult Fantasy.

Select Format: Hardcover. Book Overview Make Us Happy. ISBN13: 9780690014600. Release Date: December 1978.

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Arthur Herzog III (April 6, 1927 – May 26, 2010) was an American novelist, non-fiction writer, and journalist, well known for his works of science fiction and true crime books His novels The Swarm and Orca have been made into films.

Arthur Herzog is an award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist, renowned for his best-selling novels The Swarm, Orca (both made into popular movies), Make Us Happy, Heat and IQ 83, hailed by the British press as one of the best science fiction works ever written. storyone of the years remarkable biographies" and The Woodchipper Murder. A New Yorker, avid reader, and world traveler, Herzog continues to write fiction and non-fiction books.

A thousand years in the future, society is run by computers, with not a gesture or activity unnoticed by their all-seeing detectors. Spacescrapers-three miles high, 1,000 stories, 1,000 people per floor-house 1,000,000 people. The divorce rate having climbed to 100 percent, the computers have made marriage almost illegal but adultery compulsory, with a resultant zero divorce rate.

In this setting, Bil and Alce meet, marry, and, their sense of history whetted by a few old books and photos, decide to rebel. They set out to find the central computer bank and pull the plug. Captured and imprisoned on a Floating Island (where the computers put criminals to get their just desserts), Bil and Alce escape. Their odyssey is gripping suspense and wonderful entertainment, with an ingenious depiction of man vs. machine.

Reviews: 3
Andronrad
I enjoyed this book as a younger man, and I was delighted to find it again. Unfortunately, whoever transcribed this from a physical book to the Kindle edition left in a great many errors, typos and bits of sentences truncated. I recommend finding the print version of this book , because the Kindle version is unsatisfactory . The story itself is excellent, but the typos are unforgivable, hence my two star rating.
Keramar
As an 11 year old back in 1981, I blundered across a copy of this book at the public library not too long after it came out (1978.) And while I didn't really 'get' a lot of the jokes and cultural references at the time (especially the prevalence of jogging suits and the Sex Olympics jargon,) I retained a fond impression of it throughout all the years since. Now that its available once more, the 40-something me can honestly say that MAKE US HAPPY is still a decent little tale. However, as a modern adult reader you might find yourself in the odd position of getting the stuff I missed the first time around and scratching your head at all the 1970's cultural references I knew as a kid :P
Watch Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' and you'll get sort of an idea of the 'feel' for the wacky computer-controlled dystopia Herzog invented here. I have to notch off points for the bad OCR job- tons of misspellings and the occasional entirely garbled line and the absence of the droll 'Rube Goldberg War' diagram that was in the original book. Still, it's definitely worth passing the time with before the rocops knock down your door and pack you off to the Floating Islands for Lazyleanings and Hyphen-ation...
Gianni_Giant
What would happen to the world if computers were given ultimate control over humans and society? Arthur Herzog provides the reader with a brilliant and often amusing look at one possible answer in this novel.
The book takes place one thousand years in the future. The story opens in a world where there is little evidence of what was once a thriving human culture. The computers have taken complete control over humans through what is referred to as the Ascension. At some point in contemporary life, humans realized they could not find happiness on their own. They saw computers as the omnipotent beings and asked them to, "Make Us Happy".
In order to maintain their control, computers have made everyone look the same, they have eliminated the need for independent thought and decision-making. Everyone is kept busy, wearing identical jogging suits all the time, and jogging from place to place in order to appear busy and occupied at all times.
The novel's main characters are Bil and Alce who are clear individuals despite their environment. They question the state of their world and the power the computers exercise over the humans.
The fall in love at first meeting and together they begin to challenge the authority of the all powerful, all seeing machines.
Make Us Happy is replete with Herzog's brilliant humor. The two political parties in the computer run world are the enlibs and the comcaps. The enlibs (environmental liberals) are direct descendants of Ralph Nadir and the comcaps (communist capitalists) descend from Karl Marx.
Singles live in side by side 12x12 containers, people are made to talk fast so that they sound more like the computers, people ingest a supplement which enables them to feed from the sun, turning green and transforming CO2 to O2 like plants.
The computers have successfully brainwashed their people and have kept them subdued for one thousand years. Now Bil and Alce unite and plot to overthrow the computers by pulling the plug on the central computer, or command center. Make Us Happy follows their struggle to take back control.
This book is very exciting and entertaining. It offers a colorful look at our what could possibly happen to our modern computer centered society if computers became the programmers and humans the programmed.