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Fountainhead Earth

Fountainhead Earth is a twenty-volume philosophical fiction novel by Nobel prizewinning author Ayn Rand. It was Rand's last work of fiction, and all volumes after the first were published posthumously:
Bureaucratic aliens from the planet Stanton have invaded Earth, stifling all rational thought in a mere nine minutes. They enslave all the architects, forcing them to build fashionable and nonfunctional Doric façades in front of every McDonalds. Randroids, huge semi-mechanical creatures, a cross between a cyborg and a public-address system, stride the landscape in Ayn Borg Collectives.
Johnnie "Galtboy" Tyler (played by Keanu Reeves) comes along and meets Dilbert (played by John Travolta) and Wally (played by Forest Whitaker). Disgusted with their office politics and disregard for quality, Johnnie trains his tribe of cavemen in capitalism in one week and achieves a leveraged buyout of perfectly preserved Harrier jumpjets. He then flies these back to the planet Stanton and delivers a 40,000-page speech that bores the aliens literally to death.

There are 3 comments on "Fountainhead Earth":

Posted by: Michael S. Tue May 31 12:56:30 2005

Are you sure Ayn Rand won a Nobel Prize? Her Wikipedia entry doesn't mention it, and " ayn" gives no hits.

Posted by: Michael S. Tue May 31 13:03:44 2005

Oh, whoops, the introductory note is in fact a direct quote from the link, which is to an "". ("un" because she didn't.)

Posted by: datakid http:// Tue May 31 13:32:48 2005

I was going to say - ayn rand, dilbert and keanu? Sounds more like y'r smokin' da 'erb than actually linked to reality...