Post by Mutant Lord: William McAusland on Apr 18, 2013 9:18:26 GMT -8
The Chrysalids by Toric » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:06 am
This was a really good read. I had never even heard of it until I saw it mentioned in the "Media to Inspire the Players and GMs" section of the rulebook on page 235. It does a great job of setting the tone of xenophobia and what a fanatical pure stock human society might be like to live in. There are only brief glimpses of what life is like outside of the pure human lands but they are fascinating nonetheless. All in all, a great book if you are looking for inspiration for a TME game.
Next I'm planning to read Daybreak 2250 A.D. (aka Star Man's Son) by Andre Norton.
Re: The Chrysalids by WillMcAusland » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:45 pm
Do you think you might be able to give us a bit of a book review for Daybreak after you read it?
Yes, the Chrysalids was probably my first real glimpse of the Post-Apocalyptic genre. It was actually required reading in grade 9 way back when I was in school. It made me look around for other PA media. I found Gamma World and played that to death, craved a different rules set and setting, and then began the decades long development and evolution of The Mutant Epoch. You'd think somebody would make a live action movie of the Chrysalids, maybe Jackson, with a sound track my Hans Zimmer (Black Hawk Down, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, etc.) grooveshark.com/#/artist/Hans+Zimmer/2080