New Definition for Reality

I am about half way through Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner. The book is hard to describe. It might be compared to something James Joyce would write while tripping on LSD. It’s a difficult book, and like Ulysses, requires quite a bit of background. Unlike Ulysses, this is background that I have.

Brunner’s definition of reality ties in with information theory and the whole idea that real ideas and real information have the quality of surprise.

Realty is what Surprises You

I think that this is even better than Philip K. Dick’s definition of reality:

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.


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I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
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