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July 31st, 2008, 01:57 PM
I was watching documentary "Stanley Kubrick's Boxes" and at one point they talked how Kubrick employed thousands of people to read books and write short essays of what are they about. They read three short clips but didn't tell where are they from. So I'll write here if anyone can recognize them.

1. intelligent kangaroo reptiles impress catholic priest another planet

2. after Earth is destroyed by holocaust survivors go onto another planet called Geta where they encounter cannibalistic society.

3. some guy goes on the quest for golden worms

You can also watch this segment on youtube, go to minute 5.00

July 31st, 2008, 03:27 PM
That's a great, if not scary, documentary. I just kept thinking of the last scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark whilst watching it. :)

Ok: to business: the first is James Blish's A Case of Conscience (link to review HERE (http://www.sfsite.com/12a/cc117.htm))

2. I know I knew the second: Donald Kingsbury's Geta (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geta-Panther-Bks-Donald-Kingsbury/dp/0586059326); I read it when serialised in Analog in the 1980's: vaguely remember Dune-like with added cannibals;

The other I'm going to have to think more on....

Mark / Hobbit

August 1st, 2008, 01:50 AM
Wow, I'm truly impressed. Thanks Hobbit! :cool: