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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: Divia2 09 January 2009 12:30:12AM 4 points [-]

Have you read The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card? It's one of my favorite books of his and deals with a world in which a few humans with special power act as gods and watch over everyone, not allowing any pain. One day these "gods" decide that such a world has no stories, and they stop acting as gods, allowing the people to experience pain. (The book contains may of Orson Scott Card's earliest stories, I believe, certainly from before he started from Older Author Syndrome.)

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 20 October 2010 11:09:51AM 0 points [-]

See also "Alpha Ralpha Boulevard" by Cordwainer Smith.