Post by Jack Bohn Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Lynn McGuire
"19 Best Generation Ship Books" by Dan Livingston
I have only read five of these, I think. Some of them are fairly old
and I may have lost them in The Great Flood of 1989.
I've only read about 5-6 myself.
I've got 6, tho I would argue that _Titan_ and _Rama_ aren't
As to earlier, and what I said elsewhere,
>> _Rama_ is, by NO stretch of any imagination...a generation novel.
>> Have no idea why it's on the list.
> It is a generation story for an alien race, using the solar system
> for a refuelling stop.
Well, yeah, kind of -----, sure,,,
I think the many active creatures inside Rama, would count
as life. And they existed through cycles, and came back,
so they lasted 'generations'.
As I recall, they were a bunch of different biological &
mechanical 'beings' that operated in harmony with each other?
The doctor went to do a autopsy /necropsy and got shocked
by a living / electrical battery.
Were they preprogramed to do so?
Or were they controlled by some 'brain' (living or computer)
that we never got to comprehend or understand?
How and where were they made?
How was the huge Rama made?
What was the "alien race" that made "Rama" like?
I started reading the next book, but when idiot
new author Gentry Lee went off thinking that the biggest
mission of science ever possible would be staffed
by jealous power hungry individuals that believed
it was a good thing to commit regicide etc., enough!
PRE-READER AND THEORETICALLY HAVING EDITORIAL CONTROL until 1992. What
he felt inspired, as we'd like to believe. I'm not sure whether I want