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    Books for the Future Generations!

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by 67Kangaroos, Nov 18, 2009.

    this isn't exactly a game, but i think it might fit best here.

    It's the end of the world! And you're all getting on a ship to travel to a new world and start over again! You can bring up to 5 books to share with the future generations of humans. Think hard about what you think is important for the peeps in the future. What will you bring? (fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, anything is welcome) Challenge: You cannot bring the same books as someone else!

    ((hidden agenda: this doubles as research for me... tee-hee))
     
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    The Iliad

    A Book of Shakespeare's complete works

    The Treatise of Paris

    The Republic (an edition with the crito)

    Descartes Meditations on first philosophy
     
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    Sophie's Choice by William Styrom as a reminder that nothing is more important or beautiful than compassion toward every fellow human.

    The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke as a reminder that even at the end of everything, it is only the beginning.
     
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    The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (latest edition)
    Understanding Physics by Isaac Asimov
    The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit B. Mandelbrodt
    Calculus and Analytic Geometry by George B. Thomas
    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
     
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    awesomeness so far :)

    i think i'd need to take some good translations of (with accompanying original language copies) the Epic of Gilgamesh and the I Ching simply because they are two of the oldest books. The Bible and the Tao Te Ching as well.
     
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    A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf. Redemptive Suffering: Understanding Suffering, Living With It, Growing Through It by William J O'Malley. The Liar by Stephen Fry. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I'd like to add The Odyssey by Homer, even though the Iliad has already been mentioned. :p
     
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    Twilight: New Moon (I NEED TWILIGHT TO LIVEE!!! LOL)
    Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone
    Dictionary
    Red Sky in the Morning
    Why The Whales Came
     
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    Mahabharata
    The Divine Comedy
    The Bible
    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    Dao De Jing

    Edit: Without including anyone else's choices:

    Mahabharata
    The Divine Comedy
    The Birth of Tragedy (or better yet, the collected works of Nietzsche)
    The Hero With a Thousand Faces
    The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

    Oh, and should it happen again ere the crack of doom, I'm also sneaking in the Toronto Sun and Toronto Star the day after the next Leafs Cup victory. I will probably have the covers framed.
     
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    The Golden compass Trilogy in one volume
    1984
    Brave New World
    Coraline
    The Stand
     
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    On the origins of species
    De Bello Gallico (Well, those are actually 8 books, so just the fifth book if I had to.)
    The bible (not religious or anything, but it's actually filled with verses of pure badassery)
    dictionary (it will save a lot of trouble)
    Twilight (to serve as an example that popular =/= good)

    Without including other people's choices, also Band of Brothers, Sun Tzu's Art of War, The Odyssey.

    As you can see, I'm more minded towards the practical and saving past works rather than personal enjoyment. If I needed a fun read, I'd just go and find an artistic person on the ship and let them write for me.
     
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    I'm going to just say my seafaring recommendations because I love it so much.

    Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    Treasure Island by Stevenson
    Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy by Nordhoff & Hall
    Master and Commander by O'Brian (also the rest of the massive series is alright as well)
    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

    Possibly only useful if lost at sea or experiencing grating command issues while at sea in the early 19th century haha
     
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    The Yearling ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    Silence Of The Lambs ~ Thomas Harris
    Beach Music ~ Pat Conroy
    Silent Witness ~ Richard North Paterson
    Love Letters Of Great Men ~ John C Kirkland
     

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