[ExI] Great sf writers: A.A. Attanasio
ben at zaiboc.net
Sun Aug 29 17:47:24 UTC 2021
On 29/08/2021 07:58, John Grigg wrote:
> .A. Attanasio's power to write transhumanist themed fiction...
I don't think I'd call this 'transhumanist themed'. It's
science-fantasy, really, if it doesn't acknowledge the limitations of
physics. I much prefer writers like Greg Egan, who take the fact that
nothing can travel faster than light, and deals with it. Very well, imo.
At the very least, any writer who assumes that the speed of light can be
exceeded, should deal with the consequences that would ensue. I'm not
talking about being able to expand to other galaxies, etc., I'm talking
about the consequences that pretty much ensure that the speed of light
cannot be exceeded.
I'm afraid that referring to this kind of fiction (not saying I've got
anything against it, as entertainment) as transhumanist-themed, is that
it will lead people into thinking that transhumanism is just fantasy.
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