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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s also worth noting that Greg Egan is Australian, and so many of these stories are set in Sydney; it’s nice to see my home axiomaatico pop up in science fiction.

Books by Greg Egan.

Quarantine (Subjective Cosmology #1) by Greg Egan

This is another good one. She has the ability to escape from seemingly secure holding areas, and that means she’s found a way to manipulate the concept of parallel universes. Axiomatiico there wasn’t time to get invested in the characters to any great degree, this turned out to be, for me, more of a breg experiment rather than a novel. Sep 10, Michael rated it liked it. Nov 29, Mr Duck rated it really liked it. At the very hard edge of hard sf’s furthest boundary is Greg Egan.

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. From the wave function, you can predict the probabilities of getting various results when you make measurements on the system. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

A must read for hard sci-fi lovers. But sometimes it’s ok just to enjoy the ride even if you don’t know exactly why anyone wants to GO there. Here, in narrative form, is the feeling of what it was like to maintain a little intellectual integrity amidst the bizzaro syncretism of a Unitarian Universalist seminary.

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Axiomafico, Quarantine, one of his first novels, is one of my favorites. Sea como sea, tengo que comenzar diciendo que las expectativas no decepcionan. Egan does a good job of playing with the Schroedinger’s Cat situation I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

The Earth is suddenly quarantined in a quantum bubble to protect the rest of the universe from summarily changing realities willy-nilly because we THINK it into being.

Human beings are grreg of anything: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Go suck the nutrients out of someone else, you grasping bitch. The story revolves around the concept of the “observer effect” in quantum physics the idea that what occurs in the world is based on multiple possible variants each of which exists simultaneously until some sort of “observation” causes a single version to become the only reality.

As a bonus, you get a well-written, fast-paced detective story.

A heady collection of hard sci-fi short stories mostly revolving around themes such as identity, free will, and the nature of consciousness. There are three themes in the novelit is so called Dyson spherequantum mechanics and nanotechnology.


Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. So, yes, there’s also a good slab of, for example, philosophy. Peeking at the other reviews, I noted with interest that some people loved stories I hated and vice-versa so I’ll play the game: I like good exposition when I need it to follow the intent of the author.

Can I get a copy? What is gained and lost by fully understanding your partner? You must be logged in to Tag Records. Some are just part of the world-building, some are fundamental to the plot, all work cohesively together to produce a book that I read in a day it’s only pages, ok? The writer runs with a loaded gun with a safety off.


The cover blurb advertises Quaran Quarantine: It is an existential roller-coaster, and I did enjoy it.

Axiomatic by Greg Egan

Of course, the book is all of these at once until the reader decides which it is. Perhaps not the greatest plot, and I am yet to make sense of the ending, but those are minor points. Unlike most of his novels, except for the very first story egab the collection, the science isn’t particularly hard. But in the end, it descended into technical explanations that ruined the story for me.

You can view this on the NLA website. Cool quantum mechanics, pedestrian plot Originally posted at Axipmatico Literature Greg Egan is an Australian writer of hard axiokatico fiction who specializes in mathematics, epistemology, quantum theory, posthumanism, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, etc. Quarantine is a book I enthusiastically recommend to anyone who has read more than one non-fiction book on modern physics by gref.

A reviewer here commented that “Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies” depicted his struggle to maintain his intellectual integrity while attending a UU seminary, and that image resonated with me.

Axiomatic is an absolutely incredible collection of hard science fiction short stories, comparable to Ted Chiang’s best work. 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.