“Domers” – Protected or Imprisoned?

"Domers" by David Couzins

“Don’t surrender your freedom,”

is the headline in the orange flyer my son got from his friend at Bernotas Middle School last week.

It was written by David Couzins, the father of one of my son’s friends.

It has an anti-big government theme, the promotional material says.

The USA in 2080 is under domes. That’s where people live, except for Indians.

Hermetically sealed.

No windows.

Protected from the evil outside.

“All food, shelter, remote medical care is provided by the government, free of charge.”

Socialism to the max, as the means of production are run by government-owned robotic factories.

A couple meets online and decided to get married, but first they have to get together because they live in different domes.

“The government vigorously censors the Net for pictures and video of the Outside out of concern that knowledge of the natural world will lead many to develop a desire to break free of dome life and destroy the socialist system and egalitarian resource distribution that seems to be working so well.”

Well, you get the picture.

Interesting concept.

My son wants to read the book.

So do I.

You can pre-order it here.

It’s published by Airstream Publishing Company in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.


“Domers” – Protected or Imprisoned? — 2 Comments

  1. So Cal, Are you “Dooming” the “Domers”? (as in your Header?)

    Seems to me this type of thinking has been tried many times and failed with such groups as the People’s Temple led by Jim Jones in Jonestown. That group went far away to further their crazy beliefs and anyone who tried to leave was usually killed or dealt with severely. We all know what the final outcome was.

  2. I thought this was a book about Notre Dame! Talk about surrendering your freedoms.

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