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Read me first

I've posted my favourite selection of post-apocalyptic novels on The Knowledge website. Do you agree? What else would you include?

Please add your thoughts below as separate posts in the forum, rather than replying to this 'Read me' introduction.
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:16 pm
 
Forum: Best post-apoc novels?
Topic: Read me first
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Read me first: New Members

If you'd like to, new members can introduce themselves to the discussion community by posting here.

Please say hello below as a separate post in the forum, rather than replying to this 'Read me' introduction.
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:14 pm
 
Forum: New members
Topic: Read me first: New Members
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Views: 21098

Read me first

Let's say that you find yourself in the ideal situation for this thought experiment. The world as we know it as ended, and the vast majority of humanity is gone. There has been a period of turmoil after the apocalypse, but order has now been restored by a ruler. You are a member of a surviving commu...
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:13 pm
 
Forum: 13. The Greatest Invention
Topic: Read me first
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Read me first

What hazards or threats to our way of life do you think are the most probable (rather than, say, a Zombie outbreak)?

Please add your thoughts below as separate posts in the forum, rather than replying to this 'Read me' introduction.
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:07 pm
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: Read me first
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Views: 15219

Read me first

Let's say in a hypothetical scenario that you have a ten minute warning that the world as we know it is about to end. What five things would you attempt to recover to take into your apocalypse-proof bunker, to aid in the efforts to rebuild after everything has been wiped-out? What objects do you thi...
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Read me first
Replies: 1
Views: 11765

Read me first

In The Knowledge book I lay out what I consider to be the most useful information for rebuilding civilisation. But the paper pages it is written on are not particularly durable, and the copy saved on my laptop hard-disk would be even more useless to a community knocked-back to rudimentary means. So ...
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:01 pm
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Read me first
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Read me first

The great physicist Richard Feynman considered the potential destruction of all scientific knowledge and what might be done about it. If you were allowed to securely transmit a single statement to whichever intelligent creatures emerged after the cataclysm, what would you send? What sentence holds t...
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:56 pm
 
Forum: What single sentence do you think encapsulates most information?
Topic: Read me first
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Please add relevant book clubs

Do you know of a relevant book club near you - perhaps one focussing on post-apocalyptic fiction? Please post the details as a separate topic below (rather than replying to this 'Read me' introduction), and I'll add it to the summary list on the book's website: Book Clubs
by lewis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:19 am
 
Forum: Book clubs
Topic: Please add relevant book clubs
Replies: 0
Views: 11302

Read me first: Welcome

Hello, my name's Lewis Dartnell, the author of the popular science book ' The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch ' ( book website link ). Welcome to the book's discussion forum! Get a drink, make yourself comfortable, and join the conversation. New members will need to register first, ...
by lewis
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Read me first
Topic: Read me first: Welcome
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