The satirical disillusion of Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963) witty first novel, Crome Yellow (1921), continued throughout Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925), and Point Counter Point (1928).
Brave New World (1932) concerns the reproduction of the human race by mass production in the laboratory.
He was the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley and brother of Julian Huxley. Huxley's later devotion to mysticism led to his experiments with the hallucinogenic drug mescalin, recorded in The Doors of Perception (1954).
He also wrote the novel Eyeless in Gaza (1936), and two historical studies, Grey Eminence (1941) and The Devils of Loudun (1952).