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Warning Flags in Science Fiction
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David Johnston
2018-12-29 01:33:07 UTC
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The characters start talking about quantum mechanics. This tends to
indicate that the author feels free to be really vague about what's
going on in the storyline.
Lynn McGuire
2018-12-29 02:05:01 UTC
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The characters start talking about quantum mechanics.  This tends to
indicate that the author feels free to be really vague about what's
going on in the storyline.
Uh oh. I am reading a Sawyer book about Quantum Mechanics.

Lynn
Robert Woodward
2018-12-29 05:58:33 UTC
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Post by David Johnston
The characters start talking about quantum mechanics. This tends to
indicate that the author feels free to be really vague about what's
going on in the storyline.
Unless, of course, the author is a real life particle physicist, in
which case, he should know what he is talking about.
--
"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
2018-12-31 15:26:05 UTC
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Post by Robert Woodward
Post by David Johnston
The characters start talking about quantum mechanics. This
tends to indicate that the author feels free to be really vague
about what's going on in the storyline.
Unless, of course, the author is a real life particle physicist,
in which case, he should know what he is talking about.
And he should also know that no one else does, and avoid that level
of detail. Unless he needs to distract the reader from the lack of
any kind of rational story, of course.
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nuny@bid.nes
2019-01-03 17:21:03 UTC
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Post by Robert Woodward
Post by David Johnston
The characters start talking about quantum mechanics. This tends to
indicate that the author feels free to be really vague about what's
going on in the storyline.
Unless, of course, the author is a real life particle physicist, in
which case, he should know what he is talking about.
"If you think you understand quantum mechanics..."

(or words to that effect)


Mark L. Fergerson

Moriarty
2019-01-02 00:28:10 UTC
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Post by David Johnston
The characters start talking about quantum mechanics. This tends to
indicate that the author feels free to be really vague about what's
going on in the storyline.
Unless the author is Greg Egan.

-Moriarty
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