In his electrifying new novel Brian Aldiss transports his readers one million years into the future – into the company of a utopian race called homo uniformis: Man Alike Throughout. Supremely logical, their thoughts controlled by a centralised nervous systme, these utopianists are freed, by a beneficial design called Biocom, from the emotional problems and absurd evolutionary flaws which have always plagued homo sapiens.
In the future, mankind’s physiology has been improved. Utopia prevails throughout the solar system, in a communistic system of government. When six of its members are lost on an unregenerate planet, the stresses begin to show.