The Primal Urge

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The Primal Urge
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Author Brian Aldiss
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 191 pp

The Primal Urge is a 1961 science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. A satire on sexual reserve, it explores the effects on society of a forehead-mounted Emotion Register that glows when the wearer experiences sexual attraction.

The book was banned in Ireland.


  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 4. 

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