Preserving Science in Times of Collapse
Joe Brewer
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In times like these, with topics like this, I turn to literature, most notably A Canticle for Leibovitz, Neal Stephenson’s Anathem, and Niven & Pournelle’s Lucifer’s Hammer. They at least help me frame up the challenges and the possibilities. Even Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale book ends the novel with the “historical documents” trope, to reduce the number of wrist-slicing readers. Facing the Sixth Great Extinction, local sustainable community building seems like the best way of if maintaining some semblance of sanity.

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