The past and future of humanity


Alaric Thain’s History of the 21st Century does not include a bibliography, nor formal citations for the works to which it refers. Remember that it was written for readers in the 29th century, who can simply ask Artie for details about referenced authors. For those who are interested in the works referred to in the book and who are more at ease with typical bibliographies, we offer the following


Asimov, Isaac
 1950 I, Robot. Gnome Press.

Note: Alaric Thain was a great fan of Asimov’s and would undoubtedly have suggested any of his books. This is included because of the reference to it with respect to Galit Shavitz’s reasoning with respect to Artie’s guiding principles.

Clottes, Jean, and David Lewis-Williams
 2001 Les chamanes de la préhistoire: transe et magie dans les grottes ornées ; suivi de Après les chamanes, polémique et réponses. Paris: Maison des roches.

Dawkins, Richard
 1982 The Selfish Gene. New York: Oxford University Press.

2008 The God Delusion. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

De Vulpian, Alain, Irène Dupoux-Couturier, and Peter Senge
 2019 Homo sapiens à l’heure de l’intelligence artificielle: la métamorphose humaniste.

De Waal, Frans
 2007 Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes. 25th anniversary ed. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press.

2016 Primates and Philosophers. S.l.: Princeton University Press.

Diamond, Jared M.
 1993 The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. 1st HarperPerennial ed. New York, NY: HarperPerennial.

1999 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: Norton.

Faye, Jean Pierre
 2002 Le siècle des idéologies. Agora, 229. Paris: Colin.

Friedman, Milton
 1970 A Theoretical Framework for Monetary Analysis. Journal of Political Economy 78(2): 193–238.

Graeber, David

  2018 Bullshit Jobs: A Theory. London: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books.

Harari, Yuval N.
 2015 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. First U.S. edition. New York: Harper.

Kahneman, Daniel
 2011 Thinking, Fast and Slow. London: Penguin Books.

Paine, Thomas
 1797 Agrarian Justice.

Pinker, Steven
 2012 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. New York Toronto London: Penguin Books.

Sapolsky, Robert M
 2018 Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.

Vonnegut, Kurt
 2011 The Collected Novels. Sidney Offit, ed. The Library of America. New York, NY: The Library of America.

Like Asimov, Vonnegut was also a favorite of Alaric Thain’s and his work would have been highly recommended by him.


And two works by Robert Ardrey that were directly or indirectly referenced by Faustina Dax in her preface to the book

Ardrey, Robert, and Berdine Ardrey
 1961 African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man.

Ardrey, Robert
 1970 The Social Contract A Personal Inquiry into the Evolutionary Sources of Order and Disorder.

Note that there are many authors referred to in the book who have not yet written the works in question. These include:







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And, of course, K.J. Peters