RE: The hazards of writing fiction about post-humans

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue May 03 2005 - 11:21:35 MDT

> 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

But of course, some other Egan novels (though not as interesting) are much
stronger than Diaspora in terms of characterization.

Which illustrates the (obvious) point that making humanly-empathetic
transhuman characters is not very easy...


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