We (Yevgeny Zamyatin): Numbers, Entropy and the Infinite

1/1001 for the 2014 Bookathon! You will subjugate the unknown beings on other planets, who may still be living in the primitive condition of freedom, to the beneficient yoke of reason. If they fail to understand that we bring them mathematically infallible happiness, it will be our duty to compel them to be happy. D-503,…

Perhaps I am no longer a phagocyte, busily and calmly devouring microbes (with bluish temples and freckles). Perhaps I am a microbe, and perhaps there are already thousands of them among us, still—like myself—pretending to be phagocytes… Twenty-second Entry We (Yevgeny Zamyatin)