gerard k. o'neill


Lately I am super obsessed with generation starships and space colonies. I read about it in The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe and by googling it I found out so many old retro designs about hypothetical human colonies in space. I am really intressted in the social aspects of such colonies, like how will their society be structured, how will they deal with issues such as wars, politics, poverty and so on. The technical aspects are more secondary for me, since I dont really have an affinity for physics, math and so on.

Book recommendations by me, that are set in generation starships:

Rendezvous with Rama Cycle
Book of the Long Sun Cycle
(feel free to recommend me others!)

Scientists that created theories about generation starships/space colonies:
Gerard K. O’Neill (O’Neill Cylinder)
(feel free to recommend me others here aswell!)