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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 29 December 2008 06:00PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 January 2013 12:22:39AM 3 points [-]

Vinge gives you a huge, blatant plot device up front and doesn't try to rationalize it or handwave it. I'm okay with that on a literary level, just like I'd be okay with Banks just not talking about RSI.

Comment author: Wei_Dai 23 January 2013 07:13:07AM 0 points [-]

I still don't understand what is it that you think Banks is doing that Vinge isn't, that makes you unable to enjoy Banks. Although on second thought maybe it's better that I don't find out, in case I become similarly afflicted. :)

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Comment author: MugaSofer 23 January 2013 01:54:53PM 0 points [-]

... why did you try to post a link to that?

Comment author: MugaSofer 23 January 2013 01:54:08PM -2 points [-]

I always saw Subliming as the blatant plot device that thankfully he didn't try to explain.