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    Book Review: The World Inside

    by This is an odd little book, less a novel and more a series of interlinked shorts designed to present a strange thought-experiment society. This is a kind of social SF you don’t often see anymore, but the presentation is very “New Wave” which Silverberg drifted in and out of. (My favourite book of his, Across a Billion Years, doesn’t really qualify. I also haven’t read it in at least a couple of decades, so that favoritism may be coloured by nostalgia.) But it is an odd book, crowded with ideas and sex. Is it about over population? Sexual freedom? Privacy? Post-scarcity? Control? Yes, to all of those. 1000-story buildings…