Posted by Anders Sandberg on December 29, 1999 at 10:33:19:
In Reply to: Re: Reccomended Reading posted by Trey Palmer on December 27, 1999 at 23:29:07:
: Good. Much easier to find and use. Though I am surpised Assemblers of Infinity isn't on the list.
I haven't read it. Was it any good? I got the impression it was a bit too optimistic about the power of nanotech.
: Now another one for the pile: Slant by Greg Bear. Interesting ideas on the use of free roaming nanotech and the eco-AI that turns up offers some intriguing ideas for a Arcadian genius to throw together.
: Also Green-Idaho with its super conservative attitudes may make a model for the various fundie sects of New America (before the Li absorption) and the fundamentalist sects of Dionysos.
Yes, it is a good book. I have mentioned it on the roleplaying suggestions for gamemasters page, as well as many other books more relevant for one or two colonies rather than the whole setting.
You might notice that some words from Slant are found among the different planets' versions of english.
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