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Distress by Greg Egan
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Apr 08, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read in April, 2009

This book is the definition of hard science fiction. I will admit that there were a few pages of this book that I 'skimmed' because the physics speeches were over my head, but for the most part this did not impact my reading experience whatsoever. Egan does a good job of being technical enough to get the hard sci-fi fans salivating but balancing it with a great plot filled with intrigue to keep the non-geniuses (ie myself)turning the pages. No, this book is not an 'easy read' but you are rewarded with a great futuristic thriller that has plenty of cerebral topics involved and some great action- the afforementioned physics theories, thoughts on sexual boundaries, hi tech journalism, biological assassins and a robot or two. I really liked Distress and will be reading through it a second time soon to absorb anything I may have(probably) missed.

First review. Fun.
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