Post-Apocalyptic Novel From '80's

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Post-Apocalyptic Novel From '80's

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lokakuu 7, 2009, 4:47pm

Looking for a book for a friend. He thinks it's from the '80's, though doesn't recall all that much about it.

Basic premise of the book - Centers around a small California townpost-nuclear war and their efforts to build a "knowledge shelter" for all of their books.

Any thoughts?

lokakuu 7, 2009, 6:37pm

lokakuu 7, 2009, 6:56pm

I don't think that's what he was looking for... Then again, I'm not sure. ACFL was far future enough that the it wasn't CA specific, no? Though I do have a copy of it around that I could look at if need be. The general trope isn't necessarily new. Anathem and "Nightfall" both deal with societies' efforts to preserve knowledge in the face of cataclysm.

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 7, 2009, 7:40pm

Knowledge shelter for books, post-nuclear, makes it sound very much like A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren. Published in 1990.

Two women, post-nuclear, build an underground shelter for all the books they can locate, for posterity. They encounter a religious, anti-knowledge group; conflict ensues between the need to preserve the species biologically and the need to preserve the species intellectually.

lokakuu 7, 2009, 8:14pm

I'll pass that on and see if it's what he was thinking of. Thanks.

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 8, 2009, 9:29am

Also, A Gift Upon the Shore was definitely California or Pacific Northwest, small town, and it was near-future not far-future.

There was a good bit of detail about the book preservation. They wrapped them in cellophane and /or aluminum foil, individually, and their book cavern was reinforced, and at least partly underground ....

lokakuu 8, 2009, 10:28am

Friend says that's the one. Thanks for the help.