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Poem: "The Library at the End of the World"
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fayanora From: fayanora Date: May 5th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever seen the Doctor Who episode taking place on a library that is an entire planet?

The people of Traipah love learning, books, and scrolls. They build libraries and museums like our culture builds sports arenas and gyms. And the Sahn-Kusahn in Grahbahnascia is the largest public library on the planet, with nine floors belowground and nine aboveground (each floor being 0.5 mile squared in area, and 20 foot ceilings), several million books in circulation, several hundred thousand or more ancient scrolls in stasis storage, and they have a database full of digital copies of all written works of Traipah through history in it. They're working on eventually having all the written works, original and translated, of all known civilizations in their database.

Edited at 2011-05-05 03:44 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 5th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

>>Have you ever seen the Doctor Who episode taking place on a library that is an entire planet?<<

I'm not sure; it sounds vaguely familiar, but I can't pin it down. I have encountered other renditions of that motif though.

>>The people of Traipah love learning, books, and scrolls. They build libraries and museums like our culture builds sports arenas and gyms. <<

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siege From: siege Date: May 5th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd also reference The Star Trek repository called Memory Alpha.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 5th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cool!

Thank you for that reference.
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