This Perfect Day by Ira Levin [BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1970]
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
BOOK CLUB EDITION  RANDOM HOUSE
Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket has some minor tearing to edges as well as some tanning. Book itself is excellent, with leatherette cover and reads good as new!
The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.” The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. Even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp’s will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night.