Re: The hazards of writing fiction about post-humans

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue May 03 2005 - 11:14:57 MDT

Giu1i0 Pri5c0 wrote:
> I suppose the trick is finding a balance between making the characters
> too human (it would not be believable) and too posthuman (no reader
> would understand).
> I think Egan does this well (Diaspora and Schild's Ladder), Wright
> less (especially Phaeton is really a 19th century person).
> I look forward to reading your book, is it available as ebook?

The only sympathetic character in all of _Diaspora_ is Inoshiro, and he
doesn't get enough stage time. Greg Egan is one of my all-time favorite SF
authors but I can't give him points for characterization.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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