In the District of Whirlwinds, near the Great Wall, is a marvelous library. It consists of a number of buildings which lie nestled in the branches of a tree almost too large to be believed, each building connected by bridges. some examples of the building style (only more enclosed and with better flooring. Around the trunk is a huge spiral staircase, though there are also a number of lifts which hang from the branches.
The Library houses any books that characters here might be familiar with, but not books that they wouldn't know. Please post here with suggestions for books.
Each building holds a different section - science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, self-help, etc, etc. If any room runs out of space, a new building will appear elsewhere among the branches.
At the base of this gargantuan tree, near where the spiral staircase to get to the branches begins, is a plaque with the following poem written upon it:
What miracle is this? This giant tree
It stands ten thousand feet high
But doesn't reach the ground. Still it stands.
Its roots must hold the sky.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Art of the Sword
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintinence
- The Dao by Lao Tsu
- The Art of War
- The Book of Five Rings
- The Lotus Sutra
- Various other works on Zen Buddhism and Daoism.
- Various other works on martial arts.
- A LARGE number of philosophical works on Cyber Ninja teachings, from basic combat to philosophy.
Note: all books have translations in both English and Cybertronian (including datapad versions)
From Rip Van Winkle:
- Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler (And yes, she's sorry)
- The German Army Handbook (1939-1945)
From Thomas Jefferson:
- Everything written/translated in/to English before 1825.
- Every single copy of New Frontiersman up to 1985.
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mysterious Island, Master of the World, and Robur the Conqueror, all by Jules Verne.
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.
- An illustrated copy of Alice in Wonderland
- Books on ancient Egypt, especially Ramses II
- Books on Alexander the Great
- Ozymandias by Percy Shelley
- Assorted fairy tales and fantasy books from modern day
From Optimus Prime:
- The Complete History of Cybertron, vol. 1-20
- A collection of world history essays from his version of Earth
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
From Tally Youngblood:
- Modeling magazines
From Nite Owl:
- Ornithological journals
- Books on how to build boats
From Wendy Darling:
- An assortment of children's books and stories
- Some Young Adult-area action/adventure/fantasy books
Note: These aren't books that would be much later than about 1910.
From Peter Petrelli:
- Activating Evolution by Chandra Suresh
- The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
- Every issue of "9th Wonders" by Isaac Mendez
- Jedi Training holocrons, various books about post-Galatic Republic history
From Mr. H:
- All of his Secret Reports
- Books about coffee/baristahood/angels
From Dead End:
- complete works of H.P. Lovecraft
- complete works of Clark Ashton Smith
- complete works of Robert E. Howard
- complete collection of A. Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories.
- various classic gothic and horror fiction works that can be found in Project Gutenberg circa 1999, including every horror story listed in HPL's essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature"
- The Orange Catholic Bible
- Bene Gesserit Training Manual
- Galactic Federation Entries of Known Universal Creatures
- Galactic Federation Entries of Known Universal Worlds
- The complete works of Robert Frost and a lot of complete scores (Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, etc.)
- Complete collection of medical texts approved by Protihex Mechanics Medical University (in English and Cybertronian translation).
- A handwritten book from the Haven Hold's Keep - The Legend Valkan's Champions
- Il Principe by Machiavelli
- The Legend of the Ring
- A variety of books of classic fiction
- Books on Britannian and world history (from Lelouch's world)
- Books on military strategy
- Chess strategy books
- Math books
- Chemistry books
- novels by Kurt Vonnegut, including Slaughterhouse Five and Breakfast Of Champions
- novels by Friedrich Nietzsche
- Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
- essays by Henry D. Thoreau
- short stories by William Faulkner
- poetry by Archibald MacLeish
- textbooks on metaphysics and immortality
-Anything considered "classic" and/or immensely popular prior to the year 2000 (so this includes the first four books of Harry Potter but not the rest of them)
-Books about the state of the world after Second Impact
-Philosophy and psychology
-History, with a slant toward the cultural side, and especially regarding music
-Classical music scores as well as some other scores for piano (including this)
- An thick book about Norse Mythology from Earth (originally in english)
- A tourist guide of New York
- Four different Asgardian children's books - without words, just colorful, moving pictures. Usually telling tales of brave warriors slaying some massive beasts.
- Five books containing more Asgardian tales for younger audiences, but these ones actually have text in them. The original text would be Asgardian runes, but Nautilus may autotranslate these?
- Two Asgardian textbooks about runes.
- A collection of sixteen tomes about rune magic [Asgardian]
- 'Tales of Vanaheim' (Asgardian)
- The history of the nine worlds, spreading over roughly thirty large tomes (it's the simplified edition and, no, he hasn't read them all.)
- A fancy looking book titled 'Yggdrasil' (Asgardian)
- Spellbooks over spellbooks stacked on spellbooks and books about magic, sorcery and spells. Some Asgardian, plenty in Vanir, several in other languages - No specified amount.
- Three books about swordfighting (Asgardian)
- A book about armor (Asgardian)
- A large, yet incomplete bestiary about creatures dwelling all over the nine worlds (Asgardian)
- A separate bestiary for the creatures of Earth. Even less complete. The author seems to have gotten bored after a while...(Asgardian)
- A handwritten guide on how to properly behave at a feast, including a list of dishes to never avoid (Asgardian, thank you, Volstagg.)
- Several tomes about ancient artifacts and relics of different worlds
From Jane Foster:
- Cosmos, by Carl Sagan
- Comet, by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
- Astronomy For Dummies
- The Origins of the Universe For Dummies
- Quantum Physics For Dummies
- The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Lord of the Rings (series), by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Astronomia Nova, by Johannes Kepler
- Synthesis of the Elements in Stars, by E. M. Burbidge, G. R. Burbidge, F. Fowler; F. Hoyle
- The Early Universe, by Edward Kolb and Michael Turner
- On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, by Albert Einstein, translated by George Barker Jeffery and Wilfrid Perrett
- The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Emma Orczy
- On the Bright Line Spectrum of Nova Herculis, by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
- Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, by Issac Newton
From Denzel Crocker:
- The complete Goosebumps set by R.L. Stine
From Ray Stantz:
- Tobin's Spirit Guide
- Spates Catalog of Nameless Horrors
- Various works by H.P. Lovecraft, including The Call of Cthulhu
- A collection of issues of Spooks Illustrated magazine, spanning from early 1971-late 1986
- A collection of issues of Malevolent Spirits Monthly magazine from about the same era
- The 1986 revised edition of Who's Who and What's That? (a supernatural encyclopedia)
- A collection of comic books starring a Superman-esque superhero named Captain Steel, with issues dating from the late 1950's-1986
- A collection of various old horror comics and pulp magazines (no set amount)
From Evgeniy Eldarov:
- The Soldier And Death by Gennady Somodorov
- The Four Trials Of Zinoviy by Valentin Rostotsev
- The Scarlet Flower by Sergei Aksakov
- The Snow Maiden by Fyodor Markovsky
- Masha And The Wolves by Ivan Dolmatov
- The Language Of Birds by Artomyev Yermak
- The Maiden Without A Soul by Pavel Vorozheykin
- That Which Was Paid In White by Mikhail Gerasimov
- The Humpbacked Horse by Pyotr Yershov
- Alyona Trilogy (Alyona The Archer’s Daughter, Alyona And The Kozalopa, Alyona And The Miracle) by Vladimir Obmochaev
- The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
- Russian Fairy Tales by Aleksander Afanseyev