Avoiding Jordan (Was: Re: POTD question...)

Thu Jan 23 20:17:46 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Brust [mailto:skzb at dreamcafe.com] 

> What?  You didn't think Hari Seldon was cool?  Not to mention 

..point conceded. Hari Seldon is/was cool.

So I guess I've not found one after all that didn't have characters that
interested me in some way (liked/related to/"cool"/etc.).

Which supports the point that I can't seem to manage to express (but
I'll flail at it anyway): That having a character that I think is cool
or I can relate to is important to my enjoyment of fiction.

I'm pretty certain I've read some "concept" short-stories which possibly
didn't have cool characters, but I can't think of any specific ones
right now.

> the other 
> guy....uh...the one who tried to ignore his psycho-history 
> training.  He 
> was cool too.

Hmm. I can't remember him at all.  May be time for a re-read. :)