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Literature / Kazohinia

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A modern sequel to Gulliver's Travels by Hungarian author Sándor Szathmári. Originally intended as a criticism of modern society, and the promotion of Marxism. Nowadays mainly remembered for being unintentionally hilarious.

This novel provides examples of:

  • For Happiness: The hin society's morality.
  • Hive Mind: One of their scientists even compares their society to a hive.
  • Hollywood Evolution: Hins are apparently the next stage in human evolution. At one point they lost a layer of their brain that would shield them from cosmic radiation, that overrides individual urges and thoughts.
  • Mirroring Factions: The Behins, being intended as crude caricature of modern society. Many of their community's aspects poke fun of nationalism, capitalism, religion, literature, art, marriage and traditional gender roles, as well as war. Ironically, despite the novel's overall pro Marxist message they unintentionally ended up resembling communists themselves, so it works both ways.
  • The Spock: The Hins.