Greg Egan


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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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Google: Still Stupid

After four years of development, Google's "Knowledge Graph" is still clueless.
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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

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

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DECEMBER SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two novels move on the run-off poll for our December 2012 SF Book of the Month.

 
  31 votes, 23.8%

 
  29 votes, 22.3%

 
  21 votes, 16.2%

 
  18 votes, 13.8%

 
  15 votes, 11.5%

 
  10 votes, 7.7%

 
  6 votes, 4.6%

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Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What else are you reading in March 2010? 89 125 Mar 31, 2010 06:45AM  
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Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for July 2010 1 44 Jun 19, 2010 03:45PM  
Hard SF: BotM: "Permutation City" by Greg Egan 8 67 Jul 14, 2010 04:12PM  
Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for January 2011 3 25 Dec 30, 2010 04:35PM  
Book Haven: Hey everyone! I'm new here and need a few suggestions 6 92 Jan 29, 2011 06:09PM  
Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for February 2011 8 28 Jan 30, 2011 09:46AM  
Hard SF: Booklist for BotM Poll for March 2011 1 19 Feb 26, 2011 05:53PM  


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