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“Instantiation” is a collection of eleven science fiction stories by Hugo Award winning author Greg Egan:

• “The Discrete Charm of the Turing Machine”
• “Zero For Conduct”
• “Uncanny Valley”
• “Seventh Sight”
• “The Nearest”
• “Shadow Flock”
• “Bit Players”
• “Break My Fall”
• “3-adica”
• “The Slipway”
• “Instantiation”
Kindle Edition, 413 pages
Published January 23rd 2020 by Greg Egan
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There's a lot of rubbish circulating around in the science-fiction market. A treasure like this book is what makes it worth one's time to browse through the rubbish.
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I'm a ding-dong, I had no realized that Bit Players and 3-Adica were set in the same universe until I read this collection.
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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),
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