House of Stairs
1974 (originally published)
1991 (paperback edition)
I remember this book from when I was a teen and it was pretty cool. I was a fan of those dystopian society/social experiment movies and books. My favorites from that era: Stepford Wives, the original Planet of the Apes, and Soylent Green. I know there wouldn’t be a Hunger Games without these classics paving the way.
I really liked the artwork on previous editions and wish that the publishers hadn’t tried to make it more modern. The late 80s fashion and hair are hardly selling this book in 2017.
Think I will go check Netflix for a few old time sci fi choices.