November 12, 2011 1:20 PM Subscribe
What nonfiction book or paper must I read to write a convincing story about an interstellar journey on a generation ship
posted by Forbidden Equine Dentistry to writing & language (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for stuff in the sciences (genetics and botany), but also and especially for non-obvious humanities topics:
How do issues of class work in communal societies? How do tribes in a given area achieve political stability? What mechanisms do quasi-religious elites use to pass on their mission to future generations? Any psychological disorders that might be particularly prevalent?
Popularizations work, but I can handle fairly technical material. Thanks!