Date: 2017-08-29 01:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jbwoodford
Worked for me.

Date: 2017-08-29 09:37 am (UTC)
arkessian: (Default)
From: [personal profile] arkessian
Link worked for me.

Sounds very much as if the book wouldn't, however.

Date: 2017-08-29 02:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tiger_spot
Nope. Gives me something called "Twig_Error_Runtime".

Date: 2017-08-29 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tiger_spot
Now it's working.

Date: 2017-08-29 01:33 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"But the notion that you could do this without tools, just with better thinkology, is a bit out there."

Hm. This trope annoyed me in a Stephenson from a few years back. It did work for me in Pohl's "Pythias" - but that was a short story...

Date: 2017-08-29 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
As someone who firmly believes reality does not care what we think of it, I can only appreciate this as fantasy.

Date: 2017-08-29 04:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
I'm a complete sucker for this sort of mythos-esque cosmology, but not with this level of misogyny and other nastiness, thanks for the warning.

Date: 2017-08-29 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"No more skeevy protagonists."

I have only read a couple of Roberts's novels, but my recollection is that all the protagonists were pretty skeevy. Writing antiheroes is tricky.

"...the Hugo voters themselves, who do not have a record of voting for stylistically ambitious fiction about applied philosophy."

Well, Anathem was nominated. But yeah, it didn't win. I would have voted for it. I am of the "masterpiece" school of thought for Anathem, as well as the "followed by sad and rapid decline" school for Stephenson's succeeding books.

Date: 2017-08-29 06:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] butsuri
Providing "tangible evidence of SETI" sounds like the equivalent of, say, capturing a live specimen of a cryptozoologist.

Date: 2017-08-30 01:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philrm
As someone who liked Robert's first novel, Salt, but who has bounced off much of his subsequent work (usually but not always because of his egregious scientific nonsense), I was really impressed by this, despite the skeevy protagonist**: I found it to be a genuinely thoughtful work of philosophical SF.

**Which seems to be something of a Roberts trademark.

Date: 2017-09-02 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
It was awful protagonists that put me off of Salt. I loved lots of it, and then *ick*.

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