Editorial Reviews. Review. Axiomatic is a collection of Greg Egan’s short stories that appeared in various science fiction magazines (mostly. Axiomatic is a wonderful collection of eighteen short stories by Hugo Award– winning author Greg Egan. The stories in this collection have. Axiomatic is a collection of science fiction short stories by Greg Egan. Most science fiction fans these days would agree what when it comes to.

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Nov 26, Jason rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The contrast between the stories in these two collections raises the question: Set up a giveaway. Egan uses the idea here, though, in a new and witty way and to explore questions of intimacy and philosophy in ways that reminded me a bit of George R. Then the corpse can go into orbit—preferably around the sun. Unlike most of his novels, except for the very first story in the collection, the science isn’t particularly hard.

There are also a couple of biology-based stories: No current Talk conversations about this book. Greg Egan has a reputation for being a very hard science fiction author. If you’ve liked any of Egan’s other work, though, this is worth the buy and the read.

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ChrisH90goxadkaalpha. When it comes to Greg Egan, then, it will always be a personal call as to whether you’ll grant him the way-far-out-there science and simply enjoy the story, or whether instead not being able to understand the things he’s obviously so excited about will ruin it for you.


Facebook Google Twitter Print Email. Jan 27, Juan rated it it was amazing. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Your use of the axiomatkc and services grg subject to these policies and terms. If you’re even vaguely into science fiction, this is a must read. Complicated ideas but extremely well written and alot of fun. Por otra parte, me inquieta el hecho de que sus planteamientos muy a menudo parezcan tan plausibles, tan bien expuestos que se antojan casi predictivos a lo Asimov o Clarke.

Ultimately, it is up to each author to decide for each individual piece. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. However, it is speculated these wanderers may simply have a complex orbit about another attractor or they may be able to escape the are all together. 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.

Superata questa fase, i racconti tendono a risolversi sbrigativamente, non concedendo la medesima perizia alle parti conclusive. I liked the subtlety of this story, the way horror becomes yet another bit of everyday life we’d like to change and can’t Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies: I am now ordering all the rest of the work done by Egan.

Most of his stories explore really compelling ideas. William Gibson said the future is here just unevenly spread about. It reminded me of my life-long study of different religions and mythologies and the lack thereofand my flirtation with various hreg and the lack thereofand my hesitance, my reluctance, to fall into any one of their gravity wells.

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Two of efan stories in this collection, “Luminous” and “Dark Integers,” deal with the idea that the mathematics of ordinary numbers might be malleable. I read this after really enjoying Diaspora and Permutation City. The physics notwithstanding, the implications are extremely interesting — how does romance change?


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The concepts he was using were completely disjoint from anything I knew about math or physics, and also from anything else I’d ever read in the genre. In a short story, usually the nifty “what if” device is the point of the whole exercise, and if you can’t buy into it you can’t enjoy the story. Like most of Egan’s work, the stories focus on science and ideas, sometimes at the expense of the writing.

As a result, sometimes the technology described can be a little dated, but this doesn’t diminish the validity and innovation of the narrative ideas. Into Darkness [novelette] by Greg Egan.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That one sentence contains most of the technobabble in the story, and it’s all that is needed. Axiomatic by Greg Egan Other authors: Axiomatic is not perfect, there are a few cases where the characters seem to suddenly realise the predicament they are in often quite a stretch. But as this anthology appeared in several lists the past few years, I decided to give it a go and only after having read a few reviews to be sure I wouldn’t buy a pig in a poke.

Blood Sisters 24 pages: The machines that make this possible are, given their effect, ironically called Hazzard Machines. For a less famous example, Robert Charles Wilson’s Blind Lake contained technobabble dealing with egaan of my fields of specialty: Most of the stories center on questions about the nature of consciousness and the definition of self.