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What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?

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jarhed214
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What I would take back in time
jarhed214   10/16/2016 1:05:25 AM
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I know this is an old discussion but I can't keep myself from posting. This is one of my favorite mindgames, what I would take if I went back in time. Your rule that I have to carry what I take hampers me quite a but but doesn't change what I would take. If I could, I would want at least a ton of capacity. Almost all of what I take would be ammunition for my weapon. I don't intend to kill anybody unless I have to. However, I certainly intend to let the local leaders know that I am a power that they need on their side. Rather than taking any useful technology, I would take a highly condensed practical engineering textbook printed on gold leaf. I would want others to go with me, at least 4. I think that 5 heavily armed men could cut a deal with the local warlord and then set about implementing manufacturing that would make us all rich. That is the best outcome that I can come to in this thought excercise.

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doughahn1   12/19/2012 1:57:08 PM
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Linf to review ao Scientific American article on multigenerational ships: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-humans-will-evolve-multi-generational-space-exploration-missions

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Shuman   12/13/2012 1:47:34 AM
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I enjoyed the BBC Radio series Earthsearch by Ken Follet and have passed it on to grateful friends. Several FTL generation ships are sent to find a new homeworld for humanity, but problems arise due to egotistical AI control systems and FTL time distortion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsearch Thanks for the interesting post!

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doughahn1   12/12/2012 2:33:16 PM
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The Star Seekers wasn't bad, sort of a "juvenile novel". Try this link and the links embedded within to Amazon comments. http://sciencefictionruminations.wordpress.com/science-fiction-book-reviews-by-author/list-of-generation-ship-novels-and-short-stories/ Doug

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 4:31:56 PM
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Tell us a bit about it -- was it good?

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doughahn1   10/12/2012 4:27:34 PM
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This was first "generation ship" nov-l I read back in mid 1950's: The Star Seekers by Lesser, Milton It is a bit pricey if you want a used copy from amazon.com or abebooks.com..but maybe Inter-library loan? Doug

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Max The Magnificent   9/24/2012 5:30:18 PM
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What? No light sabres? :-)

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doughahn1   9/23/2012 12:38:54 AM
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Perhaps because us Quakers would not use light sabres to resole a plot twist. Consider also Ursula LeGuin's "Paradises Lost" short story in wher collection "The birthday of the World"

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Max The Magnificent   9/10/2012 1:46:33 PM
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I just looked this up on Amazon -- the folks who like it really like it -- but it doesn't have overwhelming support -- like the comment "To say that this is 'slow' is like calling Faulkner 'wordy'." (grin) So I'm not sure whether to add this one to my wish list or not...

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doughahn1   9/10/2012 1:25:09 AM
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How about Molly gloss' " the Dazzle of Day" --a Quaker generation ship (TYOR Books) Doug Hahn, Sanvannah, Georgia ( and a Friend, with a capital F)

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