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Axiomatic by [Egan, Greg]
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Length: 349 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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THE HUNDRED LIGHT YEAR DIARY - Scientists can bounce messages from the future back to the present, but there's no guarantee they'll tell the truth ...

LEARNING TO BE ME - Crystalline minds may take the place of human brains, but where does the self really lie?

CLOSER - Lovers exchange bodies and minds, but their experiments go just that little bit too far, proving that you can have too much of a good thing

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1147 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0575075864
  • Publisher: Gollancz (30 December 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JHY6T6
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars High concept ideas that will stick in your brain 12 June 2015
By Bobby V - Published on
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Probably the greatest collection of SF short stories getting around... at least that I've read. (If you know of better please tell me. I'd love to read them!)

High concept ideas well executed that will stick in your brain and eat away at your thinking for years afterwards.

Egan doesn't hold back on the technical aspects and for the uninitiated he may feel like he doesn't care to carry you along. But I think the reality is that he just expects you to think and to lift to the ideas being portrayed without being treated like a child. Ideas that speak to social, personal and technological issues. Ideas that start as a seed and are taken to an extreme so we can see what they might really mean when we look closer.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Science Fiction at its very best. Greg Egan is brilliant! 5 December 2014
By Always Already - Published on
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Wow - If you like hard science fiction then you LOVE this book of short stories (novellas) by my new favorite SF writer. I read a lot of SF and this has to be one of the top 3 books of short stories I have ever read. There are ten outstanding stories but my very favorite was the last one entitled “Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies”. You will want to reread this one several times. Amazing stories with the most unusual thought provoking plots and totally unexpected endings. Bravo to the best author in Australia and one of the best on the planet. I am now ordering all the rest of the work done by Egan.
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Short Stories 6 January 2017
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I give this a 4.5 but Amazon doesn't allow the half star.

This is a very good collection of short stories, with some very interesting ideas. There are a couple of really marvelous stories in this collection and I don'r think there are any that are weak. This is my first exposure to this author and I will be reading more of his work.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly Detailed Tales of Speculative Reality 15 July 2014
By Rick Ford - Published on
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I may be late coming to the Greg Egan brain, but I'm perfectly happy to be spinning in its gravitational field. It's rare to find an author with the implied authority to describe the technology and psychology of the currently impossible but now, because of his insight, highly likely
futures. Only a few authors, most notably Jules Verne, conceive or even perceive future realities. I can only hope to live long enough, perhaps no longer than tomorrow, for his varied, exciting, and scary speculations to be reported in the news or traded on Wall Street.
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a read for hard sci-fi fans 21 March 2014
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The stories are short and to the point, speculating upon the potential implications and complications of future technologies. Some of the technologies are very bizarre and mind-bendingly creative, but Egan makes the effort lay out a scientifically plausible explanation.

The nature of consciousness, free will, and identity are the primary themes, with some dabbling in genetic engineering, quantum physics, parallel universes, and the cause/effect nature of time. Fans of Egan will find several concepts in these stories that are more fully developed in his later novels.

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