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Kall is ultimately captured by another country and forced to labor in their laboratories, and there reflects on how what few convictions he has left have become precisely the kind of thing that he sought to drive out of his victims at all costs. The best of any fiction refuses to date because it stands outside of any particular timeframe except that of people being people.

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Boye was first and foremost a poet and that sensibility shows in her SF writing kallocain karin boye though the narrator Kall is a pretty cold fish at first. She largely stays away from the big political questions; they're there, definitely, and we find out enough about the world Kall lives in to understand it, kallocain karin boye the focus is still on personal politics; about what living under constant pressure to be quiet, lie and serve others does to people.

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But even so, 70 years later, there's something in Kallocain that manages to make it positively uplifting.

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