Dillon (donnerkeil) wrote in diluvium_ignis,
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I'm not dead yet!

Hello everyone,

I have been a BAD VERY BAD maintainer. I so sorry. I resolved not to let it happen, and look where my puny human resolutions have taken us. Don't worry, though, no explanations or excuses, just a healthy dose of self-derision here. Now, let's try to kick this post-apoc borne zombie in the ass and see if it can still run, or at least jog for some brains.

I'm going to get more people to join. Anyone know any READERS out there? Displaced philosophers? Borg? Get them hooked. I will be making some posts to related communities such as cyberpunk, futuretech, mad_scientist, and such to recruit.

Below is a NEW SCHEDULE of reading! In case you don't remember the rules, anyone can make the first post to open discussion towards the end of the month of the designated reading, and that's the beginning of the book discussion. Everyone can add their two cents!

For DECEMBER I'm going to open a general discussion on the three dystopian classics of the modern age - WE by Yevgeni Zamyatin, 1984 by Orwell, and Brave New World by Huxley. Since this stuff is the foundation of what this community is about, this will be the keystone of many of our discussions and I hope we can bring in as many comparisons, contrasts, and points of reference as we can so we have a lot to work with for future discussions.

For JANUARY we go back to the Classics. Foundation by none other than Isaac Asimov! Tasty.

For FEBRUARY we read something MODERN (wowee!) so some of you out there don't get bored (though I need this too because I tend to hide in the closet with my dusty old books too much). Mortal Engines (of The Hungry City Chronicles) by Philip Reeve.

For MARCH we are going to read The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula le Guin, who is such a good writer that it makes me all green-eyed and bitter.

So. To review:

DECEMBER- We by Yevgeni Zamyatin, 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

JANUARY- Foundation by Isaac Asimov

FEBRUARY- Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

MARCH- The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula le Guin

Sound like fun?
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