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Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956) is a UsefulNotes/HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author from Nebraska. He has written over 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.

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Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956) is a UsefulNotes/HugoAward winning UsefulNotes/HugoAward-winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) Award-nominated) American ScienceFiction author from Nebraska. He has written over 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.



Some of Reed's older, out of print short stories can be [[http://www.robertreedwriter.com/faq.html#onlinestories read for free on his website]]

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Some of Reed's older, out of print out-of-print short stories can be [[http://www.robertreedwriter.com/faq.html#onlinestories read for free on his website]]
website]].

Not to be confused with the man named [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]].

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Not to be confused with the man named [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]].


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Not to be confused with the man named [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]].

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In the short story, ''Finished'', the state of your mind when you are "finished" (given an artificial body) affects how you live the rest of your life, as the hard-memory in the artificial brain doesn't adapt. If you are finished in a happy mood, you'll typically be very happy. If you are finished while in horrible pain, you'll be in horrible pain as long as you are alive...

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In the short story, ''Finished'', the state of your mind when you are "finished" (given an artificial body) affects how you live the rest of your life, as the hard-memory in the artificial brain doesn't adapt. If you are finished in a happy mood, you'll typically be very happy. If you are finished while in horrible pain, you'll be in horrible pain as long as you are alive...alive...
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Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956) is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author from Nebraska. He has written over 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.

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Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956) is a HugoAward UsefulNotes/HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author from Nebraska. He has written over 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.


Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author from Nebraska. He has written over 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.

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Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956) is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author from Nebraska. He has written over 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.


* AlternateHistory: ''The Boy'' has the ''[[{{Jesus}} daughter]]'' of god, which caused Christianity to become a matriarchal religion rather than patriarchal. When Islam appeared a few centuries later, with a male prophet, UsefulNotes/TheCrusades were launched in the 7th century rather than in the 11th, which effectively wiped out Islam as a major entity. When the story takes place (some time in the 20th or 21st century), society is much like the era immediately following the American desegregation - men are effectively second class citizens.

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* AlternateHistory: ''The Boy'' has the ''[[{{Jesus}} ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} daughter]]'' of god, which caused Christianity to become a matriarchal religion rather than patriarchal. When Islam appeared a few centuries later, with a male prophet, UsefulNotes/TheCrusades were launched in the 7th century rather than in the 11th, which effectively wiped out Islam as a major entity. When the story takes place (some time in the 20th or 21st century), society is much like the era immediately following the American desegregation - men are effectively second class citizens.


Not to be confused with the man named [[TheBradyBunch Brady]].


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Not to be confused with the man named [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]].



* VillainProtagonist: The protagonist in ''The Hoplite'' is a resurrected hoplite from UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's army. He, and many other long dead warriors (A mongol, a [[TheKnightsTemplar templar]], a SS officer, etc) have their long-dead memories implanted into cloned bodies. They are then given a suit of power armor and a railgun, and use them to subjugate communities on Earth and raid colonies on Alpha Centauri. The protagonist murders several innocent people and children in revenge for being betrayed.

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* VillainProtagonist: The protagonist in ''The Hoplite'' is a resurrected hoplite from UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's army. He, and many other long dead warriors (A mongol, a [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar templar]], a SS officer, etc) have their long-dead memories implanted into cloned bodies. They are then given a suit of power armor and a railgun, and use them to subjugate communities on Earth and raid colonies on Alpha Centauri. The protagonist murders several innocent people and children in revenge for being betrayed.


* VillainProtagonist: The protagonist in ''The Hoplite'' is a resurrected hoplite from AlexanderTheGreat's army. He, and many other long dead warriors (A mongol, a [[TheKnightsTemplar templar]], a SS officer, etc) have their long-dead memories implanted into cloned bodies. They are then given a suit of power armor and a railgun, and use them to subjugate communities on Earth and raid colonies on Alpha Centauri. The protagonist murders several innocent people and children in revenge for being betrayed.

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* VillainProtagonist: The protagonist in ''The Hoplite'' is a resurrected hoplite from AlexanderTheGreat's UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's army. He, and many other long dead warriors (A mongol, a [[TheKnightsTemplar templar]], a SS officer, etc) have their long-dead memories implanted into cloned bodies. They are then given a suit of power armor and a railgun, and use them to subjugate communities on Earth and raid colonies on Alpha Centauri. The protagonist murders several innocent people and children in revenge for being betrayed.


* AlternateHistory: ''The Boy'' has the ''[[{{Jesus}} daughter]]'' of god, which caused Christianity to become a matriarchal religion rather than patriarchal. When Islam appeared a few centuries later, with a male prophet, TheCrusades were launched in the 7th century rather than in the 11th, which effectively wiped out Islam as a major entity. When the story takes place (some time in the 20th or 21st century), society is much like the era immediately following the American desegregation - men are effectively second class citizens.

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* AlternateHistory: ''The Boy'' has the ''[[{{Jesus}} daughter]]'' of god, which caused Christianity to become a matriarchal religion rather than patriarchal. When Islam appeared a few centuries later, with a male prophet, TheCrusades UsefulNotes/TheCrusades were launched in the 7th century rather than in the 11th, which effectively wiped out Islam as a major entity. When the story takes place (some time in the 20th or 21st century), society is much like the era immediately following the American desegregation - men are effectively second class citizens.

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* ArmyOfTheAges: In ''The Hoplite'', a "quantum dilator" is used to implant the consciousness of long-dead warriors into newly cloned bodies. The warriors are given a suit of PoweredArmor and [[DoomTroops no oversight when executing missions]]. The protagonist was a hoplite from Alexander the Great's army and works alongside an SS stormtrooper, a Crusader, a Aztek warrior, and a legionnaire. However, a civilian cast doubt on them being actual warriors from the past, claiming the "quantum dilator" [[QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything is a buzzword]] and that they're just brainwashed.


Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author. He has written over 140 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.

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Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author. author from Nebraska. He has written over 140 200 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture.



* ''The Flavors of My Genius'' (2006)


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* ''The Flavors of My Genius'' (2006)

(Limited edition chapbook, 2006)



Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author. He has written over 140 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture, and are typically relatively "[[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard]]".

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Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author. He has written over 140 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture, and are typically relatively "[[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard]]".
culture.


** Dozens of short stories such as ''The Remoras'' and ''Aeon's Child''

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** Dozens of short stories such as ''The Remoras'' and ''Aeon's Child''
Child''. Most are collected in the e-book ''The Greatship''


Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author. He has written over 140 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture, and are often relatively "[[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard]]".

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Robert Reed is a HugoAward winning (and frequently Hugo Award nominated) ScienceFiction author. He has written over 140 (mostly unconnected) short stories, though he does write stories in his ''Literature/GreatShip'' universe. Many of his works feature forms of {{Immortality}} and TheSingularity, and often deal with how it affects culture, and are often typically relatively "[[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard]]".

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