[ExI] POST MORTAL chugging on

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Jun 15 16:49:58 UTC 2007

At 12:43 PM 6/15/2007 +0200, Eugen wrote:

> > At 07:49 PM 6/14/2007 -0700, Chris Hibbert wrote:
> >
> > >As to the story, I'm enjoying it.  The one complaint I have is the
> > >schizophrenia.  Multiple personalities seems like a cheap trick for an
> > >author to pull.

>To nitpick, schizophrenia is not 

Indeed. Our character has a form of DID; he isn't schizophrenic. His 
dissociative identities have been manipulated by drugs and 
conditioning in the interests of power--precisely the sort of 
downside of knowledge and technology that frightens many people about 
science. What makes our story different from most Crichtonesque 
thrillers is that we suggest solutions will come from increasing 
knowledge rather than stifling it. But we also acknowledge the 
dangers, which are clearly enormous.

Damien Broderick 

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