Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, Part 014 April 6, 2009 / Cory Doctorow / Podcast Here’s part fourteen of my reading of my 2005 novel, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. MP3 Link Share this post:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestGoogleStumbleUponEmail One Response to “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, Part 014” L33tminion April 7th, 2009 A few weeks ago, you mentioned a story about “what if the people we imagine were imagined so effectively as to be real”. Was that “Makers”? I meant to post this then, but it got lost in my mental clutter: I had an argument on ethics a few years back with someone who really threw a spanner into the works by arguing that the above situation was the case, that our imaginings of people, real and fictional, were conscious beings, and that therefore by utilitarian ethics (which I was arguing for), it would be unethical to imagine unpleasant things happening to people (including, say, reading a great many works of fiction). That struck me as so bizarre, I didn’t really know how to handle it, except to say that my imagination didn’t appear to have that kind of verisimilitude. So I’m really looking forward to that story. Leave a Reply Name (required) Email (required) (will not be published) Website Your Comment Click here to cancel reply.