Re: STORY: "Non-Player Character"

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Apr 19 2003 - 21:40:54 MDT

At 09:25 PM 4/19/03 -0400, Eliezer wrote:

>Now it is
>perhaps better to be an SF fan who knows how to handle every kind of
>fictional situation from magical closets to temporal paradoxes, than to
>panic and have your mind shut down when anomalies are encountered. In
>that sense SF training may be useful. But the real world is fundamentally
>different from fiction; it runs on different rules.

My sf writer training made me realize pretty much


the moment Janey cropped up that she was puppeting the NPC. I believe it
would have occurred to Mark even faster, since he lives in that
technological setting.

Damien Broderick

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