leviathan by scott westerfeld

As a woman, as a person of color, as a queer person, as a daughter of immigrants, I am not angry. Throughout this whole election, I have not once been angry. Instead, I am disappointed; I am disgusted; I am sad; and I have never been more terrified in my life to simply live in my country and watch what’s unfolded tonight —for myself, my family, and all of my loved ones.

However, it’s not over yet.

Please keep being yourselves. Don’t breed the hate. Move from care; move from love. Take nothing for granted. Act. These next four years will define all of us when it comes to what it means to be Americans and global citizens.

“Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos. ” ― Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan

Last night I had a dream that studio Ghibli and Miyazaki (who somehow was back from retirement) made a movie based on Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan???? And it was SO good, you have no idea… It had all the weird animals and steampunk machines and amazing landscapes all over the 1910s world… everything drawn just perfectly. You guys gotta trust me on this one, WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Originally posted by dan-tomlinson

Well done, Scott Westerfeld, well done.

I was just rereading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and realized that the airship’s captain is named Hobbes… as in Thomas Hobbes’ “Leviathan”, the book he wrote on social structure and statecraft.

The airship Leviathan isn’t just a reference to the whale as the main life thread of the ship; it’s a sociopolitical allusion to the hierarchy and organizing of life, animal and human, aboard the ship.

Touche, Scott Westerfeld, touche.