Okay. I’m gonna do these at the same time because they have certain similarities. Aurora by David Koepp. I don’t know if I’m saying that right. Koepp. Aurora, I believe this is being made into a miniseries or something or limited series, sorry or something. Maybe I could be wrong about that, but it’s really, really excellent. It should be if it isn’t being. It’s about what happens when all the electricity goes out due to a natural disaster, something that we can’t control and suddenly there’s no electricity, the cell towers are down.
There’s no internet. It’s all back to relying on your community again. That’s what it comes down to, and this gets into those issues in a big way. And you know, how do you, what approach do you take? Do you develop rapport with your neighbors, trust them, work together? Do you go off to a silo in the middle of nowhere and try to establish your own community? Like the brother of the protagonist, Mr. Rich Guy? I won’t say any names.
Speaking of which Palaces for the People. I wanted to mention this one at the same time that I mentioned this one, because this is a book that everybody should read. It’s about the importance of community. And I’m talking about not online community. I’m talking about the community that you live in, in reality. People talk so much about the metaverse, so much about social media.
When are we gonna start talking about where we live and what we need to do to make where we live livable. And when I say where we live, not, I mean, not only our community, but our planet in general. This is part of what will make the planet livable. Paying attention to what’s going on right in your own backyard. And I don’t nearly, I don’t like politics. That’s my problem. So getting politically involved is something that I hesitate to do, but I would recommend that you read this book by Eric Kleinenberg, I believe. “How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.” Civic Life. So, and can probably promote more civil life. Maybe.
Anyway, those are the books that were supposed to be done for May. If I’m lucky, I may get to June’s books by the end of July, <laugh> take care and thanks. Thanks for watching. And that’s all folks for now. Anyway, talk to you later.
Originally published here.
PS: Yeah, right … :-/