Summer reading - SPIRITWALKER - post-post-post Y2K???greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
[posted this in the Misc. catagory, 'cause it sure doesn't fit elsewhere]
I mentioned this book in another thread and it was requested that I start a new thread. I recommend this book for those who anticipate that "its all coming down hard", but might be interested in something besides the "Postman" or MadMax scenarios.
The book is "Spiritwalker...Messages From the Future" by Hank Wesselman
I describe it as Carlos Castenada without drugs. It is a true story of an anthropologist who begins having spontaneous visionary journeys into our far distant future - into a time AFTER the collapse. I read it a few years ago and am rereading it again in light of Y2K. There is not ANY mention of Y2K in this book as the people in the future don't have a clear picture of just what caused the collapse. One thing that interested me - that I think is applicable to Y2K discussions - is that the future (as seen by Wesselman) is a post-metals future. The explanation is that vast technology is needed today to extract metals from the earth. If anything happens to interrupt that technology for any length of time, we might never get it back.
Anyway.. just passing along this idea for some summer reading to go along with your prep plans. Here's another link to some reviews:
Ooo.. just found out there is a sequel. Medicinemaker
(perfect timing.. I am just about done reading Spiritwalker.. now I have another book to look forward to. -g- )
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 30, 1999
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), July 30, 1999.
I haven't read either of those books, but I have talked to some people who have and they liked them a lot. I guess I'll get them and put them in my "sack" of books to read by Coleman lamp. Maybe this is the sort of thing Ed Yourdon is going to talk about soon, when he starts his postings on "life after the rollover." Thanks for the post.
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 30, 1999.
The book, "Into the Forest" does an incredible job of describing a gradual breakdown of the infrastructure.
-- R (email@example.com), July 30, 1999.
Fascinating... thanks Linda.
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), July 31, 1999.