Re: The hazards of writing fiction about post-humans

From: Simon Dawson (
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 23:19:18 MDT

> Damien Broderick wrote:
> [snip: reviewer can't follow character motivations]
> I'm torn in my response to this. On the one hand, it wouldn't make much
> sense to write about posthumans as if they were representations of the
> people down the road, or in the next room. On the other, I have tried to
> ground the fairly breakneck narrative within thematic structures and
> reverberations recognizable from myth, dream, and the traditions of
> science-fiction itself when it ventures upon the superhuman. Greg Egan
> met with this same objection, of course, and so, in various degrees, did
> John C. Wright and Charlie Stross. Maybe it's an artistic problem beyond
> solution -- for humans.
> Damien Broderick

perhaps (and mostly ironically) it'll have to wait for an actual
post-human to write a definitive review..


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