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Comment author: lukeprog 11 June 2012 06:30:16PM 16 points [-]

Update: The books are on hold because we need Eliezer for other projects. If we're lucky, a professional writer will be able to take Eliezer's (substantial) work and finish it (with minimal input from Eliezer). We have a retainer with one writer who has written at least one bestseller so far, and will take a crack at Eliezer's books once he finishes his current project, probably late this fall.

Comment author: wedrifid 11 June 2012 11:20:49PM 9 points [-]

Update: The books are on hold because we need Eliezer for other projects.

Gah! That is no doubt a good decision all things considered but still frustrating to hear as a prospective reader!

Comment author: shminux 11 June 2012 08:07:34PM 5 points [-]

Update: The books are on hold because we need Eliezer for other projects.

Whatever this project is, it must be something truly exceptional, to preempt a useful project presumably close to publication.

Comment author: [deleted] 11 June 2012 08:43:27PM *  5 points [-]

From what I understand (guess) Eliezer is doing a lot of work on the new centre for rationality spin off from SI.

Comment author: shminux 11 June 2012 10:02:55PM 13 points [-]

I wish there were some transparency in what he is involved in and to what degree. Not a wholly unreasonable thing to ask from a non-profit. Hopefully major donors have a better visibility into the SI/EY day-to-day operation.

Comment author: MatthewBaker 20 July 2012 07:12:39PM 2 points [-]

EY should start a webshow called day in the life of EY which is just a webcam attached to his head so we can know more about his personal life than he already shares with us xD

Comment author: TheOtherDave 20 July 2012 07:29:18PM *  1 point [-]

But he ought not go to France if he does.

(I am chagrined to admit that when I first heard about that event, it was just described as a "Toronto professor," and I thought "How unfortunate!" When I later discovered it was Mann I was like "Oh, well, that explains it then.")

Comment author: Emile 20 July 2012 07:36:31PM 1 point [-]

I have no idea what you are referring to.

Comment author: TheOtherDave 20 July 2012 08:51:25PM 0 points [-]

Ack! Wrong link!

That's embarrassing.

Link fixed.

Comment author: wedrifid 11 June 2012 10:59:41PM 6 points [-]

From what I understand (guess) Eliezer is doing a lot of work on the new centre for rationality spin off from SI.

At least, that's what he tells his HPMoR readers!

Comment author: loup-vaillant 21 July 2012 07:03:12PM 1 point [-]

I do not lie to my readers

Eliezer Yudkowsky.

Comment author: Grognor 23 July 2012 06:50:16AM 1 point [-]

Better yet,

I don't lie.

-Eliezer Yudkowsky

Comment author: wedrifid 21 July 2012 09:41:28PM 1 point [-]

(Yes, which allows Konkvistador to upgrade his confidence significantly beyond 'guess' to 'know with reasonable confidence because it is stated and there isn't much reason for it to be a lie'.)

Comment author: CronoDAS 12 June 2012 09:23:34AM 1 point [-]

We have a retainer with one writer who has written at least one bestseller so far, and will take a crack at Eliezer's books once he finishes his current project, probably late this fall.

Fiction bestseller or non-fiction bestseller?

Comment author: lukeprog 12 June 2012 02:55:40PM 3 points [-]

Non-fiction pop-sci.