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Slaughterhouse Five

 Author: Kurt Vonnegut  Category: Science Fiction  Published: March 31, 1969  Language: English  File Size: 616 KB  Tags: AmericanClassicsdark comedyFantasyFictionHistoricalLiteraturenovelsatireScience fictionTime TravelWar |  Download PDF

Slaughterhouse Five or, The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut, concerns the dichotomy of predestination and free will. Over and over again, Vonnegut proclaims that there is no such thing as free will. Humankind is the slave of predestination, meaning that all human actions are prescribed before they occur.

Literary awards

  • Hugo Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (1970)
  • Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1969)
  • National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (1970)
  • Chicago Publishers’ Award (1970)