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kleinbl00  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writing Prompt: Men may come and go but Earth abides.

Multiple times. It's the best post-apocalyptic novel ever written, bar none.

It's a shame that George Stewart has largely been forgotten. He wrote Earth Abides on a lark; most of his stuff was essays. Earth Abides started out as essays, in fact; he was writing a bunch of essays that were essentially The World Without Us and tying them together with narrative about the experiences of a lone survivor. About halfway through he realized that the interstitials were much more engaging than the essays so he swapped their prominence.

Storms have names because of George Stewart.




francopoli  ·  1193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We read this in High school, and it's stuck with me over 30 years. I do not know you Klein, but I like you even more that you know this book and have read it.

amouseinmyhouse  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've also read it many times. I wanted the username isherwood but trying to reserve it tells me it's taken. When I go to the page it tells me there is no such user.

Sad times.

mk  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Unfortunately, that's a genuine (yet inactive) user, but with capitalization.

https://hubski.com/user?id=Isherwood

If you like, send them a PM with me cc'd, asking if they'd relinquish it. That's about the best I can do.

Isherwood  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

HOLY SHIT THIS IS ACTUALLY MY USERNAME!

this is amouseinmyhouse. Apparently I signed up 555 days ago, used the site for two days, then forgot about it. I couldn't log in because of the capitalization.

Thanks hubski. I'm way more excited about this than I should be.

briandmyers  ·  1187 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I read the first chapter of "Earth Abides" this morning, and was enlightened.

Isherwood  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh man, you're in for a treat.

kleinbl00  ·  1193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm hoping you sent yourself an email and then sat there, jaw agape, for at least 5 seconds.

amouseinmyhouse  ·  1193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Better, I looked at the comment history about emotion and transactional analysis and thought "That's crazy, this is something I would say."

kleinbl00  ·  1193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is my new favorite thread.

steve  ·  1193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And then you badged your own content and the universe collapsed.

This is really funny and I'm glad it worked out in the end.

arguewithatree  ·  1193 days ago  ·  link  ·  

which account are you going to stick with?

mk  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL. Glad to hear it, Isherwood.

kleinbl00  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

hubski

Make this man isherwood.