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Topic: Poul Anderson and "Transhumanism"

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 12/19/2011

Dear Mr. Bear:

I hope you and your family are well and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I don't know if you have ever met John C. Wright or read any of his books, but I've been participating frequently on his blog. And sometimes Mr. Wright or I discuss some of your father in law's books. Recently, Mr. Wright wrote an essay called "Transhumanism and Subhumanism," part of which focuses on Poul Anderson's HARVEST OF STARS series.

Mr. Wright has only the utmost possible admiration and respect for Poul Anderson and thinks VERY highly of HARVEST OF STARS. He gave me permission to bring this essay of his to your attention, in case you find it an interesting read.
Largely because I think some of Mr. Wright's comments on the HARVEST OF STARS books very pertinent to the ideas and themes Mr. Anderson used.

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: Poul Anderson and

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/17/2012

Good to hear Poul's great novel is under discussion! There are certainly hundreds of ideas in Poul's works that could merit similar study.

Re: Poul Anderson and

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 01/18/2012

Dear Mr. Bear:

Many thanks! And you would not mind if I sent you Mr. Wright's "Transhumanism" essay?

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: Poul Anderson and

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/20/2012

Post us a link, if there is one? Thanks, Sean.

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