Intrusion posits a potential, very plausible future, where everything works right: health and safety have taken over everywhere and women of childbearing age are monitored, excluded from potentially dangerous workplaces: ghettoising women to home-based roles. Educational inflation means that engineers with doctorates work as labourers: there aren’t enough jobs. There’s a fix for your children. It’ll correct genetic malfunctions. Anything bad. There’s a religious exemption, but nothing based on choice – which makes us human. I get a strong whiff of the words “nanny state” from this book – but don’t let that stop you from reading it. It’s investigating the line.