Originally broadcast on November 6, 1968. Recorded in Sausalito, California. Alan Watts talks with Laura Huxley about her recently published biography of her late husband, Aldous Huxley, titled “This Timeless Moment”.
Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embodiment of the ideals that form the basis of futurology. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958) and with his final work, a novel titled Island(1962).