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Teranesia by [Egan, Greg]
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Length: 299 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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As a young boy, Prabir Suresh lives with his parents and sister on an otherwise uninhabited island in a remote part of the Indonesian peninsula. Prabir names it Teranesia, populating it with imaginary creatures even stranger than the evolutionarily puzzling butterflies that his parents are studying. Civil war strikes, orphaning Prabir and his sister.

Eighteen years later, rumours of bizarre new species of plants and animals being discovered in the peninsula that was their childhood home draw Prabir's sister back to the island - Prabir cannot bear for her to have gone out alone and he follows, persuading a pharmaceutical researcher to take him along as a guide.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 909 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (30 December 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JHY8IA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #537,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... stars for anything because at this point I just love his voice 4 June 2017
By Jenny - Published on
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I can't really imagine myself giving Egan fewer than 5 stars for anything because at this point I just love his voice. This is my sixth book of his I've read since Halloween, when I was gifted Permutation City.
Terenesia, I would say, is perhaps his most sweet and lovely -- the scene of Prabir and Madhusree at the beach and their beautiful understanding... The almost circular storytelling and, as always, drama that does not made me feel taken advantage of. (Perhaps this is why people feel it's boring or ineffectual; to them I say, "I think it's you.")
He is the king of subtlety in his plots, interpersonal communication, motifs... and his philosophies so align with mine I feel his works are a blessing to all of us (though do we believe in blessings anyway?)
Egan if you're out there, I wonder how you feel about the work of the late Denis Johnson. Other than a couple of my friends you and he stand side by side as my favorite writers.
Thank you.
4.0 out of 5 stars taking too long to unfold, but still fantastic! 24 November 2014
By Ron Kropp - Published on
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I had to give up on this book, about 40% through. An interesting story, with interesting people, but no sci-fi yet. I'm sure sure it's there, somewhere in the last half of the book. I just lost interest.


A few weeks later, I picked-up where I left-off, and I am glad I did. Some fascinating concepts with genetics and quantum entanglement. Literally gave me goose bumps, and a cold, shivering chill, as the "science" of Teranesia unfolded. I would love to see a 2nd novel pick-up where this story ended.

Kindle is quite helpful, when reading Greg Egan's books. I find myself selecting words, phrases, concepts, and places, then using the built-in dictionary, and also Wikipedia, and the Web, to research and learn. It's a great challenge, having to "think", to understand the tech in his books.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story 30 November 2016
By Jeremy Wright - Published on
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I love Greg Egan, and this was no exception. It was a pretty short read, but kept me interested, and had a neat take on the possibilities of evolution.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too much character - too little science 19 March 2000
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Having read all of the previous titles, it was with high expectations that I tore into this latest creation of the new saint of SF. What a letdown, perhaps akin to watching Michael Jordan play baseball. Greg's understanding of the AI nature of technology futures is truely profound and he has the ability to weave this into a deeply moving, spiritual tale that keeps you on the edge. Now that he has proven that he can write deeply detailed characters with a patina of science, let's hope that he gets back in the kitchen and serves up some meat & potatoes.
4.0 out of 5 stars I've worked through all of his work recently and have yet to be disappointed. 3 September 2015
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Everything Egan writes is gold. I've worked through all of his work recently and have yet to be disappointed.

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