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eytanz
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« on: November 09, 2017, 04:51:42 PM »

Escape Pod 600: At the Rialto

AUTHOR: Connie Willis
NARRATOR: Mur Lafferty
HOST: Divya Breed

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Seriousness of mind was a prerequisite for understanding Newtonian physics. I am not convinced it is not a handicap in understanding quantum theory.

—EXCERPT FROM DR. GEDANKEN’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE 1989 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF QUANTUM PHYSICISTS ANNUAL MEETING, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
I got to Hollywood around one-thirty and started trying to check into the Rialto. “Sorry, we don’t have any rooms,” the girl behind the desk said. “We’re all booked up with some science thing.”

“I’m with the science thing,” I said. “Dr. Ruth Baringer. I reserved a double.”


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JackSpellman
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 09:20:50 PM »

Classic Connie Willis: plotless, thin characterizations, stilted dialogue the like of which has never been spoken by any actual human being, thinks it's hilarious but is not, believes it's insightful but is not, and it goes on and on and on and on...
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 11:00:01 PM »

Classic Connie Willis: plotless, thin characterizations, stilted dialogue the like of which has never been spoken by any actual human being, thinks it's hilarious but is not, believes it's insightful but is not, and it goes on and on and on and on...

Lol... So what have you done for us lately, Jack? Wink

-Adam
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 02:04:38 PM »

I'm big on Newtonian physics.  Found this story somewhere between amusing and annoying right up to the end when I got the point of the story.... feeling like it should have been obvious to me much sooner.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 12:03:19 AM »

The idea and thesis of this one reminded me very much of Connie Willis's "Bellwether." I wonder which one came first...
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