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Fic­tion (Topic)

TagLast edit: 14 Mar 2021 3:21 UTC by Yoav Ravid

This tag collects post which discuss fiction at the meta-level. For a list of actual fiction content, see the Fiction tag. For posts about HPMOR, see HPMOR (discussion & meta). For post specifically about writing, see Writing (communication method).

“Nonfiction conveys knowledge, fiction conveys experience.”—Eliezer Yudkowsky

The Log­i­cal Fal­lacy of Gen­er­al­iza­tion from Fic­tional Evidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Oct 2007 3:57 UTC
84 points
58 comments6 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Fiction

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Mar 2009 8:22 UTC
32 points
194 comments2 min readLW link

Fic­tional Ev­i­dence vs. Fic­tional Insight

Wei_Dai8 Jan 2010 1:59 UTC
49 points
46 comments2 min readLW link

When can Fic­tion Change the World?

Timothy Underwood24 Aug 2020 13:47 UTC
77 points
18 comments11 min readLW link

How to Write Deep Characters

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Jun 2013 2:10 UTC
65 points
67 comments3 min readLW link

Science Fiction

lsusr22 Feb 2021 9:35 UTC
39 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

On Ju­ve­nile Fiction

MBlume17 Mar 2009 8:53 UTC
31 points
135 comments1 min readLW link

Open loops in fiction

Kaj_Sotala14 Mar 2021 8:50 UTC
60 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

GPT-3 Fic­tion Samples

gwern25 Jun 2020 16:12 UTC
61 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Spec­u­la­tions on the Fu­ture of Fic­tion Writing

johnswentworth28 May 2020 16:34 UTC
35 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Con­spir­acy The­o­ries as Agency Fictions

[deleted]9 Jun 2012 15:15 UTC
43 points
117 comments4 min readLW link

Lawrence Watt-Evans’s Fiction

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Jul 2008 3:00 UTC
38 points
54 comments3 min readLW link

Or­well and fic­tional ev­i­dence for dic­ta­tor­ship stability

Stuart_Armstrong24 May 2013 12:19 UTC
21 points
79 comments2 min readLW link

Con­struct­ing fic­tional eu­gen­ics (LW edi­tion)

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Oct 2012 0:41 UTC
27 points
175 comments4 min readLW link

Univer­sal Fire

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Apr 2007 21:15 UTC
114 points
43 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What hard sci­ence fic­tion sto­ries also got the so­cial sci­ences right?

Mati_Roy27 Sep 2020 20:37 UTC
15 points
29 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
422 points
75 comments10 min readLW link

Mythic Mode

Valentine23 Feb 2018 22:45 UTC
61 points
81 comments9 min readLW link

If You De­mand Magic, Magic Won’t Help

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Mar 2008 18:10 UTC
115 points
125 comments4 min readLW link

Stranger Than History

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Sep 2007 18:57 UTC
89 points
335 comments1 min readLW link

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

Vaniver28 Jul 2020 18:54 UTC
125 points
27 comments13 min readLW link

If ra­tio­nal­ity skills were Harry Pot­ter spells...

lifelonglearner9 Mar 2018 15:36 UTC
21 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

“Nahh, that wouldn’t work”

lionhearted28 Nov 2010 21:32 UTC
90 points
50 comments2 min readLW link

On Ter­mi­nal Goals and Virtue Ethics

Swimmer96318 Jun 2014 4:00 UTC
94 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

On Robin Han­son’s Board Game

Zvi8 Sep 2018 17:10 UTC
49 points
15 comments17 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Alien par­a­site tech­ni­cal guy

PhilGoetz27 Jul 2010 16:51 UTC
70 points
55 comments3 min readLW link

Re­claiming Ed­die Willers

Swimmer96313 Jul 2019 15:32 UTC
67 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Spock’s Dirty Lit­tle Secret

pjeby25 Mar 2009 19:07 UTC
59 points
69 comments7 min readLW link

Hugo Awards—HP:MoR

Eneasz21 Jan 2011 19:06 UTC
66 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Book Tril­ogy Re­view: Re­mem­brance of Earth’s Past (The Three Body Prob­lem)

Zvi30 Jan 2019 1:10 UTC
43 points
16 comments40 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Hu­mans in Funny Suits

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Jul 2008 23:54 UTC
45 points
130 comments7 min readLW link

Harry Pot­ter and the Meth­ods of Ra­tion­al­ity Podcast

Eneasz13 Apr 2011 17:09 UTC
44 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

HPMOR Q&A by Eliezer at Wrap Party in Berkeley [Tran­scrip­tion]

sceaduwe16 Mar 2015 20:54 UTC
68 points
21 comments10 min readLW link

Leto among the Machines

Virgil Kurkjian30 Sep 2018 21:17 UTC
43 points
19 comments13 min readLW link

Hog­warts House Primaries

ozymandias20 Nov 2017 17:56 UTC
19 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

My Child­hood Role Model

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 May 2008 8:51 UTC
53 points
63 comments5 min readLW link

Eu­topia is Scary

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jan 2009 5:28 UTC
51 points
125 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] I’m look­ing for re­search look­ing at the in­fluence of fic­tion on chang­ing elite/​pub­lic be­hav­iors and opinions

Timothy Underwood7 Aug 2020 13:49 UTC
6 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Sto­ry­books: A Challenge

MBlume18 Mar 2009 2:25 UTC
39 points
37 comments1 min readLW link

Dragon Ball’s Hyper­bolic Time Chamber

gwern2 Sep 2012 23:49 UTC
50 points
65 comments1 min readLW link

A big Sin­gu­lar­ity-themed Hol­ly­wood movie out in April offers many op­por­tu­ni­ties to talk about AI risk

chaosmage7 Jan 2014 17:48 UTC
49 points
85 comments1 min readLW link

Lu­minos­ity (Twilight fan­fic) dis­cus­sion thread

FAWS25 Aug 2010 8:49 UTC
19 points
439 comments1 min readLW link

Lu­minos­ity (Twilight Fan­fic) Dis­cus­sion Thread 3

Alicorn30 Dec 2010 14:37 UTC
15 points
355 comments1 min readLW link

Lu­minos­ity (Twilight fan­fic) Part 2 Dis­cus­sion Thread

JenniferRM25 Oct 2010 23:07 UTC
9 points
425 comments1 min readLW link

Silver Chairs, Pa­ter­nal­ism, and Akrasia

dclayh9 Apr 2009 21:24 UTC
34 points
40 comments3 min readLW link

Greg Egan disses stand-ins for Over­com­ing Bias, SIAI in new book

Kaj_Sotala7 Oct 2010 6:55 UTC
46 points
42 comments2 min readLW link

Death Note, Anonymity, and In­for­ma­tion Theory

gwern8 May 2011 15:44 UTC
44 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] Terry Pratch­ett is dead

Baughn12 Mar 2015 17:46 UTC
23 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Defeat­ing the Villain

Zubon26 Mar 2015 21:43 UTC
48 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

Flow­ers for Algernon

Anatoly_Vorobey18 Jun 2014 9:16 UTC
47 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Think Like a Supervillain

Qiaochu_Yuan20 Feb 2013 8:34 UTC
46 points
111 comments2 min readLW link

The Evil AI Over­lord List

Stuart_Armstrong20 Nov 2012 17:02 UTC
44 points
80 comments1 min readLW link

Do Fan­doms Need Awful­ness?

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 May 2009 6:03 UTC
31 points
155 comments3 min readLW link

Cry­on­ics on Cas­tle [Spoilers]

wedrifid4 Oct 2011 9:46 UTC
35 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

Caelum est Con­ter­rens: I frankly don’t see how this is a hor­ror story

chaosmage6 Mar 2013 10:31 UTC
35 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

Devil’s Offers

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Dec 2008 17:00 UTC
34 points
47 comments6 min readLW link

Am­pu­ta­tion of Destiny

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Dec 2008 18:00 UTC
34 points
67 comments8 min readLW link

Scooby Doo and Sec­u­lar Hu­man­ism [link]

Dreaded_Anomaly3 Dec 2011 4:58 UTC
40 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

TV’s “Ele­men­tary” Tack­les Friendly AI and X-Risk—“Bella” (Pos­si­ble Spoilers)

pjeby22 Nov 2014 19:51 UTC
48 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Map­ping Another’s Universe

squidious17 Nov 2017 2:37 UTC
11 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Poets are in­tel­li­gence assets

Benquo25 Oct 2017 3:30 UTC
10 points
1 comment8 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Think­ing Fast and Hard

Jacob Falkovich13 May 2019 19:58 UTC
26 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Case Study: the Death Note Script and Bayes

gwern4 Jan 2013 4:33 UTC
34 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

Free Hard SF Novels & Short Stories

XiXiDu10 Oct 2010 12:12 UTC
26 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Any­one read Erf­world?

Raemon1 Apr 2011 1:48 UTC
32 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

[Draft] Poker With Lennier

HonoreDB10 Nov 2011 17:14 UTC
29 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

Laws of John Wick

Zvi24 May 2019 15:20 UTC
28 points
1 comment6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Points of Departure

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Sep 2008 21:18 UTC
21 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

An Afri­can Folktale

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Feb 2009 1:00 UTC
25 points
62 comments3 min readLW link

Thoughts about Dr Stone and Mythology

MakoYass25 Feb 2020 1:51 UTC
18 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Scien­tist Fiction

Jacob Falkovich7 Jan 2018 19:50 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

A Bro­ken Koan

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 May 2008 19:04 UTC
8 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

(Mo­ral) Truth in Fic­tion?

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Feb 2009 17:26 UTC
21 points
82 comments7 min readLW link

The Wire ver­sus Evolu­tion­ary Psychology

MrShaggy25 May 2009 5:21 UTC
18 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Two labyrinths—where would you rather be?

KyriakosCH8 Jun 2019 17:48 UTC
15 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Rec­og­niz­ing the Can­dlelight as Fire: Joshu Washes the Bowl

Annoyance29 Mar 2009 18:13 UTC
−14 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] The Hy­bo­rian Age

GLaDOS21 Jan 2012 19:00 UTC
34 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Apoca­lypse, corrupted

Stuart_Armstrong26 Jun 2019 13:46 UTC
20 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Learn­ing from counterfactuals

Gyrodiot25 Nov 2020 23:07 UTC
11 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Wikipe­dia ar­ti­cles from the future

snarles29 Oct 2014 12:49 UTC
30 points
86 comments1 min readLW link

Fifty Shades of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

PhilGoetz24 Jul 2014 0:17 UTC
38 points
87 comments2 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on “Psy­cho-Pass”

lsusr22 Jan 2021 9:41 UTC
18 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Quotes from the WWMoR Pod­cast Epi­sode with Eliezer

MondSemmel13 Mar 2021 21:43 UTC
88 points
3 comments4 min readLW link
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