Oz & extropian fiction (was: Re: NEWS: neurochip; LIT: Egan and

Damien Broderick (damien@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au)
Sat, 29 Nov 1997 12:03:43 -0700

At 08:21 PM 11/28/97 +1100, Bradley Graham Weslake wrote:

>Is Moravec a good place to start?

An excellent place. His new book, long delayed (and last I heard to be
titled ROBOT, BEING), should be out soon from Oxford UP. Good stuff.

>As an aside, when I first read the name Damien Broderick I was racking my
>brain to try and remember where I had heard the name. When he posted to
>this list I remembered (I think). Damien, you're the author of Spike
>right? I heard the beginning of your interview on JJJ driving to work
>earlier this year, and have been planning to get the book.

Hi, pal. That's me. JJJ had one of the more intelligent and whimsical
interviewers, as I recall - a sprightly exchange. If you enjoy THE SPIKE,
try my current somewhat posthuman sf novel THE WHITE ABACUS, and if you can
find a 2nd hand copy (easier to do in Oz than in the States) my 1982 novel

Damien Broderick

(I just started mis-typing my first name as `Dma' and suddenly felt like a
character in an Iain M. Banks posthuman novel...)