Rational Fiction Public

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Rational fiction is a genre focusing on intellectually stimulating storylines, intelligent characters, consistent and realistic worldbuilding and deconstruction of tropes. Several works are fan-fictions realistically re-examining existing franchises.

Also see www.goodreads.com/list/show/100705.Rational_Fiction and old.reddit.com/r/rational/wiki/listofrationalstories and rr.noblejury.com/#/works

Basically anything by Eliezer Yudkowsky, Wildbow, Sam Hughes, Greg Egan, Scott Alexander, Andrew Wales, Neal Stephenson.

  1. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by 

    4 stars

    In this alternative version of J.K. Rowling's famous tale, Petunia Evans marries the biochemist Michael Verres. The couple adopts her …

  2. Worm by  (Parahumans, #1)

    5 stars

    An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy …

  3. Ra by ,

    4 stars

  4. Unsong by 

    4 stars

    Aaron Smith-Teller works in a kabbalistic sweatshop in Silicon Valley, where he and hundreds of other minimum-wage workers try to …

  5. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by  (Arcane Ascension, #1)

    4 stars

  6. Crystal Society by  (Crystal Trilogy)

    4 stars

    Crystal Society is a science fiction novel about minds: human, alien, and artificial.

    The book's protagonist is an artificial intelligence: …

  7. A Practical Guide to Evil by  (A Practical Guide to Evil, #1-7)

    5 stars

    The Empire stands triumphant.

    For twenty years the Dread Empress has ruled over the lands that were once the Kingdom …

  8. Fine Structure by 

    4 stars

  9. Anathem by 

    4 stars

    Anathem, the latest invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, is a magnificent …

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