Three Worlds Collide

Jul 06, 2018

by Eliezer Yudkowsky

"The kind of classic fifties-era first-contact story that Jonathan Swift might have written, if Jonathan Swift had had a background in game theory."
      -- (Hugo nominee) Peter Watts, "In Praise of Baby-Eating"

Three Worlds Collide is a story I wrote to illustrate some points on naturalistic metaethics and diverse other issues of rational conduct.  It grew, as such things do, into a small novella.  On publication, it proved widely popular and widely criticized.  Be warned that the story, as it wrote itself, ended up containing some profanity and PG-13 content.

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The Baby-Eating Aliens (1/8)

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War and/or Peace (2/8)

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The Super Happy People (3/8)

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Interlude with the Confessor (4/8)

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Three Worlds Decide (5/8)

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Normal Ending: Last Tears (6/8)

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True Ending: Sacrificial Fire (7/8)

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Epilogue: Atonement (8/8)

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