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Asked by dxr on Thu 15, Feb 2007 09:39am :
A book about an advanced race of humans. The book is all written like the
girl's diary in her shorthand
Answer by miss fierce on Mon 12, Mar 2007 11:31pm:
This book is called Emergence and it is by David Palmer. This book is also
out of print but I found it a few years ago on a website. Cant remember the
name of it but I had no trouble locating it.
It is the story of eleven year old Candy and her blue macaw Terry. The
journey begins for her after the Russians attack and she is trapped in her
father's hermetically sealed bunker. Candy is alone and after the radiation
stelles she leaves to find other survivors. In the meantime she finds out
something pretty amazing about herself (if you havent read it, I wont spoil
She writes in shorthand in her diary because she is unsure of her future
and wants to leave a records of the events. She begins the entries with
Good luck and I hope you love this book the way that I do - it is
definitely in my top five.
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"Emergence" (1984) by David R. Palmer is available from Amazon.com:
Various descriptions of the book:
"A book to drive grammarians crazy - and to thrill sci-fi fans. David R.
Palmer's book contains almost no personal pronouns, complete sentences or
ambiguous meanings. Quite a feat! Of course, he cheated a bit - by
eliminating almost everyone to whom personal pronouns could apply before
the book starts.
"End of the world" books tend to be depressing. However, this is the
exception. "Candy" the 11-year old protagonist in the book is so full of
life, and her story so full of both surprises and interesting details, that
"Beginning of the World" might be a better characterization."
"Most of the book is written as if in a journal - stream of consciousness
"This is the saga or Candy Smith-Foster, a brilliant, witty girl on the
verge of womanhood, survivor of a bionuclear war that destroyed most of
humanity, first of a new stage of human evolution ... EMERGENCE is the
story of her turbulent odyssey across a scarred America seeking others of
her kind and a new future for the people of Earth.
.. Candidia Maria Smith-Foster. Born 11 years ago to the Smiths; orphaned
10 months later...Homo post hominem is new species, apparently immune to
all human diseases, plus smarter, stronger, faster, etc., emerging to
inherit the Earth after H. sapiens eliminated selves in short, efficient
Request for Clarification by admin on Thu 15, Feb 2007 11:14am:
Clarification by dxr on Thu 15, Feb 2007 09:45pm:
Do you remember any other details? In approximately what year did you
first encounter this book?
It must have been 20 years ago. most of the "normal" humans had been
destroyed by a virus or something. She was trying to connect with other