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Now add a world in which there are no stars – they went out some decades ago. Unless you’re the type to disdain lecture-y segments and scientific meanderings of physical properties, you’ll probably enjoy what this novel has to offer.

The world has advanced by the time the book takes place sand people now have mods and technology that can be axiomatco into their bodies. Learning to Be Me, the other story, has a take on “helplessness in the face of fate” that’s similar in a way, set in a world where implantable jewels in people’s skulls learn and gradually mimic consciousness almost perfectly, so that in your mid-twenties you can get all that useless brain-matter excised and enjoy the benefits of having your thoughts manifested in flawless silicon instead of fallible neurons.

Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: Egan explores this and lots of other interesting and egxn questions in “The Cutie. The first problem is that there is so many thought-provoking passages that this is not a book that I can casually read. Aug 29, Outis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 10, Leemaslibros rated it it was amazing.

It makes for a most satisfying read. A must read for hard sci-fi lovers. The concepts are extremely unique even 20 years later. I think – in all my vast understanding of the world – that one of the things that really sets Greg Egan apart is his willingness to drive real physics to its ruthless end. Egan is a famously reclusive author when it comes to public appearances, he doesn’t attend science fiction conventions, doesn’t sign books and there are no photos available of him on the web.


Axiomatic by Greg Egan

Well, it’s about a mentally-augmented private investigator looking for a missing woman. What is gained and lost by fully understanding your partner? I woke up at 2: I kept wanting to like this book, but just couldn’t. As Egan explains in a very illustrative article on his blog Quantum Mechanics and Quarantinehe chose a very unlikely aciomatico of quantum mechanics and wave function collapse in order to make an exciting and imaginative science fiction novel.

I reread it over the past few days, but I first read it when ggreg came out. He is a Hugo Award winner and has been shortlisted for the Hugos three other timesan Greg Egan specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology themes, including the nature of consciousness. The Earth is suddenly quarantined in a ggreg bubble to protect the rest of the universe from summarily changing realities willy-nilly because we THINK it into being.

La infinitat dels personatges. Now add a detective thriller plot.

Axiomatico (Spanish, Paperback)

Dear scientists, if I have just or am about to claim the equivalent of the Dark Ages being a freg thing, please let me know and forgive me at the same time. See 1 question about Axiomatic…. Both stories featuring the ‘Jewel’ are a wonderful study on the idea of consciousness. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. National Library of Australia. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. So, my rating of eyan book probably has less to do with the literary or speculative quality of the book than it reflects how the above issues complicated axiiomatico reading of it.


Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Looking at the publication dates, I’ve got to say he was ahead of his time as well. Feb 22, Aleph rated it it was amazing.

All outcomes are realized. Nik’s latest case is to find a catatonic woman who somehow escaped three times from a high-security nursing home. At the very hard edge of hard sf’s furthest boundary is Greg Egan. I saw this book in my recommendations on Scribd.

Nik’s investigations lead him further than he would have imagined, into a company where the quantum nature of reality is being discovered and explored. Superata questa fase, i racconti tendono a risolversi sbrigativamente, non concedendo la medesima perizia alle parti conclusive. Because there is gre much technical matter to cover, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for plot or character development. The cover blurb advertises Quaran Quarantine: Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page.