[ESP]

UN MUNDO FELIZ

Ilustración collage para la novela "Un Mundo Feliz" de Aldous Huxley (1932).

CAPíTULO UNO

La temperatura seguía siendo tropical. El grupo penetró en un ambiente iluminado con una luz crepuscular. Dos puertas y un pasadizo con un doble recodo aseguraban al sótano contra toda posible infiltración de la luz. —Los embriones son como la película fotográfica —dijo Mr. Foster, jocosamente, al
tiempo que empujaba la segunda puerta—. Sólo soportan la luz roja (…)

Los voluminosos estantes laterales, con sus hileras interminables de botellas, brillaban como cuajados de rubíes, y entre los rubíes se movían los espectros rojos de mujeres y hombres con los ojos purpúreos y todos los síntomas del lupus (…) Cerca de ellas, tres fantasmas rojos se hallaban muy atareados descargando damajuanas de una escalera móvil. La escalera que procedía de la Sala de Predestinación Social. Cada frasco podía ser colocado en uno de los quince estantes (…).

Pasaban en aquel momento por el metro 320 del Estante nº 11. Un joven Beta-menos, un mecánico, estaba atareado con un destornillador y una llave inglesa, trabajando en la bomba de sucedáneo de la sangre de una botella que pasaba. Cuando dio vuelta a las tuercas, el zumbido del motor eléctrico se hizo un poco más grave. Bajó más aún, y un poco más...Otra vuelta a la llave inglesa, una mirada al contador de revoluciones, y terminó su tarea. El hombre retrocedió dos pasos en la hilera e inició el mismo proceso en la bomba del frasco siguiente.

[NL]

HET SOMA PARADIJS*

Collage illustratie voor de roman "Brave New World" van Aldous Huxley (1932).

HOOFDSTUK EEN

The temperature was still tropical. They descended into a thickening twilight. Two doors and a passage with a double turn insured the cellar against any possible infiltration of the day. “Embryos are like photograph film,” said Mr. Foster waggishly, as he pushed open the second door. “They can only stand red light” (...)

The bulging flanks of row on receding row and tier above tier of bottles glinted with innumerable rubies, and among the rubies moved the dim red spectres of men and women with purple eyes and all the symptoms of lupus. The hum and rattle of machinery faintly stirred the air. (…) The spidery steel-work of gallery above gallery faded away in all directions into the dark. Near them three red ghosts were busily unloading demijohns from a moving staircase (...)

They were passing Metre 320 on Rack 11. A young Beta-Minus mechanic was busy with screw-driver and spanner on the blood-surrogate pump of a passing bottle. The hum of the electric motor deepened by fractions of a tone as he turned the nuts. Down, down. A final twist, a glance at the revolution counter, and he was done. He moved two paces down the line and began the same process on the next pump.

*Ook vertaald als Heerlijke nieuwe wereld

[ENG]

BRAVE NEW WORLD

Collage illustration for the novel "Brave New World" of Aldous Huxley (1932).

CHAPTER ONE

The temperature was still tropical. They descended into a thickening twilight. Two doors and a passage with a double turn insured the cellar against any possible infiltration of the day. “Embryos are like photograph film,” said Mr. Foster waggishly, as he pushed open the second door. “They can only stand red light” (...)

The bulging flanks of row on receding row and tier above tier of bottles glinted with innumerable rubies, and among the rubies moved the dim red spectres of men and women with purple eyes and all the symptoms of lupus. The hum and rattle of machinery faintly stirred the air. (…) The spidery steel-work of gallery above gallery faded away in all directions into the dark. Near them three red ghosts were busily unloading demijohns from a moving staircase (...)

They were passing Metre 320 on Rack 11. A young Beta-Minus mechanic was busy with screw-driver and spanner on the blood-surrogate pump of a passing bottle. The hum of the electric motor deepened by fractions of a tone as he turned the nuts. Down, down. A final twist, a glance at the revolution counter, and he was done. He moved two paces down the line and began the same process on the next pump.