May 8,

Susan’s Books - 119

Easter Eggs | Fringe - 119 The Road Not Taken | Posted by Scully

Here is the full list of books from Susan’s bookshelf, the ones that I was able to make out, anyways.

Susan's Books


The Biographer’s Tale - A.S. Byatt: tells the story of Phineas G. Nanson, a disenchanted young graduate student who decides to escape the world of postmodern literary theory and immerse himself in the messiness of “real life” by writing a biography of a great biographer. For what could be more real than biography, the “art of things, of arranged facts”? But Phineas quickly discovers that facts can be unreliable, and a “whole life” hard to find. No matter how hard he tries, he unearths only fragments — disconnected manuscripts, bones and husks, strands of poetry, boxes of marbles, undated photographs. How does one put together the idea of a person?


Scientific Habit of Thought - Frederick Barry: An Informal Discussion of the Source and Character of Dependable Knowledge.


Water Beauty Book - Allegra Kent: A physical therapy book.


The Sea Hunters II - Clive Cussler & Craig Dirgo: like its predecessor, contains not only accounts of the various expeditions undertaken by Cussler’s National Underwater Marine Agency but also gives readers a historical recreation of the events that took place at each fateful site. Utilizing the archives of governmental agencies both here and abroad, as well as available eyewitness accounts and personal records, Cussler engages the reader with reenactments that set the stage for his narration of each NUMA discovery.  The first five sections of the book concentrate on NUMA’s exploration of Civil War wreckage, focusing on the copious naval battles that took place over control of the Mississippi River and the eventual siege of Charleston.  Other chapters of THE SEA HUNTERS II recount the international exploits of Cussler and his fellow researchers in the far corners of the world from the warm Caribbean waters surrounding Haiti to the treacherous shores of South Africa and the tumultuous seas of the northern Atlantic.


Now Face to Face - Karleen Koen: The beloved heroine from Koen’s bestselling Through a Glass Darkly returns in a passionate, unforgettable, romantic tapestry. A widow at age 20, emotionally devastated and financially ruined by the death of her husband in scandalous circumstances, Barbara Devane leaves colonial Virginia for London to confront her enemies and to pursue a deeply satisfying yet dangerous clandestine love.


Dear Audience - Blanche Yurka: A Guide to the Enjoyment of the Theatre.


Childhood’s End - Arthur C. Clarke
: Childhood’s End explores humanity’s transformation and integration with an interstellar “hive mind” or Overmind. It also touches upon such matters as cruelty to animals, man’s inability to live in a utopian society, and the apocalyptic concept of The Last Man on Earth. The 1953 edition of the story begins at the height of the Cold War, a few decades after the fall of the Third Reich, with attempts by both the United States and the Soviet Union to launch nuclear rockets into space for military purposes, threatening imminent doom for the planet.


Cadillac Orpheus - Solon Timothy Woodward
: Inspired by Carl Hiaasen and Victor D. LaValle in equal measure, Solon Timothy Woodward mines the nether regions of Florida in search of high drama and raucous comedy. Full of sex, death, and humor, this bawdy, brilliant debut introduces us to three generations of a family in the boisterous, unholy, uncompromising landscape that is the South of today.


The Peter Prescription - Dr. Laurence J. Peter: Prescriptions on How To Remain Creative and Competent


The Hollow Earth - Raymond Bernard: based on a theory that the Earth is not a solid sphere but is hollow and has openings at the poles. Furthermore, an advanced civilization, the Agartha, exists within Earth. Their people include advanced spiritual and technological masters who sometimes foray into the atmosphere in their UFOs.  There is also the notion that the Eskimos originated within the Earth and that an advanced civilization dwells within even now.


The Biological Time Bomb - Gordon R. Taylor: Where are the biologists taking us and are we morally/ethically ready for the journey?  This frantically alarmist work declared that a new era of biotechnology was about to begin, and that its consequences would be utterly horrific.  The book discusses the origins of life, the deferment of death, tinkering with heredity, the transplantation of organs, cloning and much more.  Forecasts made: Extensive transplantation of limbs and organs, test-tube fertilization of human eggs and implantation of eggs in a womb, indefinite storage of eggs and spermatozoa, choice of sex of offspring, power to postpone clinical death, mind-modifying drugs, memory erasure, artificial viruses and much more.  “You may marry a semi-artificial man or woman…choose your children’s sex…tune out pain…change your memories…and live to be 150 if the scientific revolution doesn’t destroy us first.


The Power Elite - C. Wright Mills & Alan Wolfe: a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States, calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military, corporate, and political elite. The Power Elite can be read as a good account of what was taking place in America at the time it was written, but its underlying question of whether America is as democratic in practice as it is in theory continues to matter very much today.


Well, there you have it.  Most of the books, I believe to be irrelevant, but the ones that deem further attention are: Childhood’s End, The Hollow Earth and The Biological Time Bomb.

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8 Responses to “Susan’s Books - 119”

  1. Jeff

    For people who have claimed to travel to the Inner Earth, they state that the people they encounter in this region are usually very tall. Some other individuals have speculated that descendants of Atlantis and Lemuria live in this Inner Utopia and therefore they are thousands of years ahead of us technologically and spiritually

    Inner Child ? … think is a link to the inner earth …

  2. p3sidentspence

    Jeff, you beat me to the inner eath/child link by less that half an hour!

  3. Jeff

    Man. I think this hollow earth theory explain many things .. or at least told us from where the ideas come from. Like :
    Alien are from here! Inner Earth ? the website says about.
    Inner Child episode
    Technogincally advanced

    and besides, where the heck you think Willian Bell is ?
    Probably visiting relatives in the inner earth ! obviously!


  4. pr3sidentspence

    Oh, I think you might be right on that last point, Jeff!

  5. biohazard

    innerchild book is not a hardcover book soft cover compared to the rest of the books. We all have an inner child it is if we still use it and can harness the energy that we once had. I am in my 30 and i remember when i was in my preteen years i ahd alot of energy and sense was also hightened at a younger age. as i have aged i have lost that. as for the hollow earth theory I remember reading something when i was younger about people at the centre of the earth also known as the men in black and no not the movie. I don’t know if that really means anything at all.

  6. Mic

    The observers being from inner earth/hollow earth makes a lot of sense considering where they found the child as well. That area was not on the blueprint suggesting it may not have been built by humans, yet there were objects lying about that suggested inhabitants at one time or another. So what if the observers went deeper into the earth when man started to build on top of their city? The child may have been accidentally left behind.

  7. ariannejean

    off topic for this particular post but Mic just reminded me of a thought I had… that could have already been said but I dont want to lose my train of thought…

    what If the child or little-Observer is actually the observer as a child/younger self? The observer knows when things are going to happen, right? so he can always be there. maybe he knows because hes from the future and has already lived through most of the events… that would be another reason hes only supposed to observe and not interfere much.
    Now that they found him as a child he would be a bit more free to interfere with out fear of not being found and being stuck in that whole till it got blown up.

  8. ariannejean

    are there any other shots of bookshelves where you could read the titles?

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