Colossus

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Jones, D[ennis] F. Colossus. London: Hart-Davis, 1966. New York: Berkley, 1976.

The first book of the Colossus trilogy (with The Fall of Colossus and Colossus and the Crab). Colossus presents the computer-takeover theme, with a significant variation on the containment motif usual in dystopias: the world of this novel becomes a prison for the protagonist; he is only free when in the nurturing containment of his bedroom. Cf. and contrast Winston and Julia in the room over the shop in G. Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. See under Drama, COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT; see under Literary Criticism, R. Erlich, "D. F. Jones's Colossus."