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June 11, 2014

#1380: Manual for Civilization

Manual for Civilization

Brian Eno: Hi. I’m music’s Brian Eno, co-founder of the Long Now Foundation.

[[Brian Eno is on a stage.]]

Brian Eno: As part of our mission to promote long-term thinking, we’ve asked experts to help us assemble a collection of books from which civilization can be rebuilt if it ever collapses.

[[Brian Eno holds up a list.]]

Brian Eno: Today, we’re sharing the results–the first ever

Manual for Civilization


[[Brian Eno begins to read, until he is interrupted by a voice from off-panel.]]

Brian Eno: Ahem

Animorphs #1: The Invasion

Brian Eno:

Animorphs #2: The Visitor

Brian Eno:

Animorphs #3: The Encounter

Voice: … Are they


Animorphs books?

Brian Eno: No! There’s also



The Andalite Chronicles.