Greg Egan





Greg Egan


Born
in Perth, Australia
August 20, 1961

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Greg Egan specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology themes, including the nature of consciousness. Other themes include genetics, simulated reality, posthumanism, mind transfer, sexuality, artificial intelligence, and the superiority of rational naturalism over religion.

He is a Hugo Award winner (and has been shortlisted for the Hugos three other times), and has also won the John W Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel. Some of his earlier short stories feature strong elements of supernatural horror, while due to his more popular science fiction he is known within the genre for his tendency to deal with complex and highly technical material (including inventive new physics and epistemology) in an un
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Average rating: 3.93 · 37,046 ratings · 3,161 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
Permutation City (Subjectiv...

4.06 avg rating — 5,133 ratings — published 1994 — 29 editions
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Diaspora

4.12 avg rating — 4,779 ratings — published 1997 — 24 editions
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Quarantine (Subjective Cosm...

3.87 avg rating — 2,988 ratings — published 1992 — 27 editions
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Axiomatic

4.25 avg rating — 2,594 ratings — published 1995 — 22 editions
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Schild's Ladder

3.92 avg rating — 2,127 ratings — published 2002 — 20 editions
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Distress (Subjective Cosmol...

3.85 avg rating — 1,602 ratings — published 1995 — 24 editions
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Incandescence

3.58 avg rating — 1,454 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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The Clockwork Rocket (Ortho...

3.57 avg rating — 1,382 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Luminous

4.07 avg rating — 967 ratings — published 1995 — 18 editions
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Teranesia

3.42 avg rating — 930 ratings — published 1999 — 18 editions
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“Mathematics catalogues everything that is not self-contradictory; within that vast inventory, physics is an island of structures rich enough to contain their own beholders.”
Greg Egan, Oceanic

“Fleshers used to spin fantasies about aliens arriving to ‘conquer’ Earth, to steal their ‘precious’ physical resources, to wipe them out for fear of ‘competition’…as if a species capable of making the journey wouldn’t have had the power, or the wit, or the imagination, to rid itself of obsolete biological imperatives. Conquering the Galaxy is what bacteria with spaceships would do – knowing no better, having no choice.”
Greg Egan

“Death never gave meaning to life: it was always the other way round.”
Greg Egan, Oceanic

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This is the poll for the December Science Fiction Selection. This poll will stay up through November 8th, then we'll do a run off if needed, and have things wrapped up by the 15th. All titles are available in the US and UK. Be warned, one titles cost more than $9.99 in the US.

 
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Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What else are you reading in March 2010? 89 118 Mar 31, 2010 06:45AM  
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Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for June 2010 2 43 May 16, 2010 04:45AM  
Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for July 2010 1 38 Jun 19, 2010 03:45PM  
Hard SF: BotM: "Permutation City" by Greg Egan 8 57 Jul 14, 2010 04:12PM  
Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for January 2011 3 20 Dec 30, 2010 04:35PM  
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