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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   9/24/2012 5:30:18 PM
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What? No light sabres? :-)

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
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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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   9/7/2012 4:43:54 PM
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It's out of print, but I just ordered a secondhand copy via Amazon for $0.98 (plus shipping) Thanks for telling us about this

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