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Incandescence by [Egan, Greg]
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Egan is perhaps the most exciting SF writer at work today. (Andrew McKie THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

One of the very best progenitors of hard science fiction out there...Egan explores the very essence of what it is to be human, the very nature of what and who we are and how we relate, or don't, to one another. Expansive, engaging and thoroughly thought-provoking stuff. Science fiction at its most powerful and profound. (Alasdair Morton SCI FI NOW)

"[A] curious combination of cool rationality and philosophical adventure. Egan has been working these veins since 'Dust', 'Permutation City' and 'Diaspora' and his hand has not lost its cunning nor his mind its passion." (Russell Letson LOCUS)

"This is science fiction on a massive scale and with Egan being one of the genre's top ideas men, there's no shortage of invention or brain-spinning concepts. For any fans of hard SF, this is genuinely unmissable." (SFX)

With Incandescence Egan's imagination continues to dazzle and distil the sense of wonder that makes SF such a joy. If you like your SF real hard then you'll simply love this one: it's as solid as the genre gets. (CONCATENATION)

...a clever and original scientific mystery, and the evocation of a couple of very unusual and fascinating cultures. It's been too long since the last Egan novel. Hopefully the next gap won't be nearly as great. (DONDAMMASSA.COM)

Egan's ideas - notably people travelling the galaxy as data - are frequently fascinating. (Dave Golder BBC FOCUS)

"Greg Egan has no equal in the field of hard SF novels. His themes are cosmic with galactic civilizations and plots spanning millennia. Compelling throughout, [Incandescence] contrasts some fascinating moral quandaries of knowing decadence with the mind-expanding discoveries of isolated peasants and eventually blends its narrative threads in a surprising twist." (Tony Lee STARBURST)

In his hard science fiction novels, Greg Egan isn't afraid to tackle high concepts, and as the afterword to Incandescence shows, he has drawn inspiration from the most up to date scientific thinking. (DREAMWATCH)

Sheer exuberance of invention. The way Egan writes it, the Amalgem feels like the only possible future, and the future looks just fine from here. (INTERZONE Jim Steel)

"Audacious as ever, Egan makes you believe it is possible. A breathtaking, if sometimes knotty, thought experiment." (NEW SCIENTIST)

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The master of hard SF returns with a riveting tale of hope and discovery

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1008 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (10 June 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053YQDLS
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #382,847 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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