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The Mind's I

I miss my copy of The Mind's I. I read it as a teenager. Adored it. And have apparently misplaced it.

(Or perhaps it was never mine in the first place. I did occassionally filch reading material from my siblings. That would certainly explain its disappearance.)

Either way, I wish I had it now. It is one of the best collections of thought experiments on sentience, cognition and artificial intelligence that I have ever read. It asks questions like "What if the two halves of your brain were severed and each half connected to a machine that was able to perfectly simulate the neural impulses coming from the other half? Are you still sentient? And are there now two of you?"

It also has a chapter on an enthralling little robotic cockroach that's attracted to light.

If the author's name -- Douglas R. Hofstadter -- sounds familiar, it's because he also wrote
Gödel, Escher, Bach. Thank heavens I still own my copy of that one!




Nancy Fulda -- Hugo and Nebula Nominee

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That Undiscovered Country
Jim Baen Memorial
Award Winner

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2011 Nebula Nominee

Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 2011

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The Breath of Heaven
Stories from Distant Worlds

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In the Halls of the Sky-Palace
Jim Baen's Universe, June 2009

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Backlash (novelette)
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2010

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The Man Who
Murdered Himself

Phobos Award Winner

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Dead Men Don't Cry:
11 Stories by Nancy Fulda

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Nothing This Fun Could be Good for You (article)
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Clarkesworld Magazine

Like Rain From Silver Skies
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Basement Stories

Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Nancy Fulda is a 2012 Hugo and Nebula Nominee, a Phobos Award winner and a Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award recipient. She is the first (and so far only) female recipient of the Jim Baen Memorial Award. Her fiction has appeared in a number of professional venues.

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