Slightly off topic

by veilwar

But cool. Via Charles Stross (one of my absolute favorite writers) a link to Karl Schroeder (another of my absolute favorite writers) discussing the Fermi Paradox.

This is a huge question – and one that informs any science fiction that pretends to be serious. Right now, I’m busy assuming that the reason is magic and the Veil… but any sf that has people traveling through space has to cope with this, and most sf just ducks the issue. A very few confront it head on, and the best attempt actual solutions. These are really mind blowing:

After I get done killing goblins, that’s something I’d very much like to play with. (BTW Accelerando and Blindsight are free to read on the internets – just follow the links and start reading.)