[SEQ RERUN] The Baby-Eating Aliens (1/8)

post by MinibearRex · 2013-02-13T05:29:57.295Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

Today's post, The Baby-Eating Aliens (1/8) was originally published on 30 January 2009. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Future explorers discover an alien civilization, and learns something unpleasant about their civilization.

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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Value is Fragile, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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comment by Nectanebo · 2013-02-14T00:21:23.711Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I really enjoyed reading Three Worlds Collide back when I was first exposed to LessWrong, it's still one of those pieces of writing I often end up recommending to people. It tends to be received fairly well.

comment by Mestroyer · 2013-02-14T09:12:00.937Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Me too, but the part with legal rape doesn't always go over so well.

comment by Furcas · 2013-02-14T02:37:45.048Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This is still the best thing ever. I wish Eliezer would post more of his fiction.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2013-02-13T22:39:43.062Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

A link to this story (from tvtropes I think) was what first got me into lesswrong. Wonder how many other people that is true for.