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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: spriteless 02 August 2009 09:53:53PM 1 point [-]

I think this needs a bit more explanation to be readable to normal audiences. Now, not explaining the 'magic words' of our world right away isn't the problem. That, in fact, is a good way to make people think of ideas they have heard before anew.

The problem can be fixed by starting the story a few paragraphs earlier, with the council's exposition. A little exposition before hand is good for people who aren't used to fish out of water stories common to the genre. Everyone has a first right?