Municipal darwinism » home message about creator reeve fandom theme donkringel: i finally finished my artwork for the art contest for the upcoming “mortal engines” movie i just had to do something with hester maybe i will reread the books before the movie comes out, it would be nice to refresh all the good memories. Municipal darwinism is the centre of life for the people of traction cities, bordering on a religion it is considered dirty and wrong to set foot on bare earth, and unnatural for cities to be stationary. The mortal engines quartet is a tetralogy consisting of four novels written by the british author philip reeve: mortal engines (2001), predator's gold (2003), infernal devices (2005), and a darkling plain (2006.
Municipal darwinism is a fictional concept featured in philip reeve's mortal engines quartet it refers to the practice in the post apocalyptic world described in the series, in which large mobile metropolitan areas, known as traction cities, consume one another by gathering other, smaller cities in large hydraulic jaws. As municipal darwinism spread, the static cultures soon began to wither away today they survive only in mountainous regions, such as shan guo, where the warrior-monk batmunkh founded his anti-traction league in africa the degraded remnants of the spring cultures still protect their heartlands against mobile towns, but even with the league's help their territories grow smaller every year.
Seeing the extremes to which municipal darwinism can go forces tom to reevaluate his worldview at the beginning, tom thinks municipal darwinism is just the way things are it was natural that cities ate towns, just as the towns at smaller towns, and smaller towns snapped up the miserable static settlements (129.
The technology rapidly spread, and evolved into what is known as municipal darwinism although the planet has since become stable, municipal darwinism has spread to most of the world except for asia and parts of africa much technological and scientific knowledge was lost during the war. The fever crumb series, although released after the mortal engines quartet, takes place centuries or millennia before the events depicted in the quartet the main character is fever crumb, a london engineer who is partially descended from the scriven, a mutant race of humans.
Municipal darwinism by philip reeve: the process by which smaller towns were eaten by larger ones (text quote, book citation included.
And in this way the affairs of men will come into harmony with the natural world, where the fittest survive the theories of the ancient philosopher chas darwin had recently been re-discovered in the library of one of the towns london had eaten, and the new system was quickly labelled municipal darwinism. That was municipal darwinism, and it was the way the world had worked for a thousand years, ever since the great engineer nikolas quirke had turned london into the first traction city from mortal engines , by philip reeve. Municipal darwinism is the technological ecosystem by which most of the world of mortal engines adheres to and live traction cities consume one another by gathering other, smaller cities in large hydraulic jaws. There's always a bigger fish municipal darwinism dictates that only the largest, or the fastest can survive with towns eating suburbs and static settlements (mossies), cities eating both, and some cities even eating each other east of the mountains in what was known as pre-war as 'asia' lies shan guo.