It's been about a decade, but this is how I remember the end of the movie version of Fahrenheit 451
: Montag escapes from the totalitarian society in which he lives into a resistance group dedicated to preserving the remnant of the world's literature. Each person memorizes one book and repeats it frequently in order to maintain that memory. Montag selects David Copperfield
In such a scenario, which book would you choose? I'd probably choose Ayn Rand's Anthem
, but since this is a geek culture blog, let's focus on our genres.If you could preserve only one science fiction or fantasy novel from the collapse of civilization, which would it be?
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