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Greg Egan specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology themes, including the nature of consciousness. Todos los relatos te transportan a un pensamiento del tipo: And he’s got a clue. Some of his earlier short stories feature strong elements of supernatural horror, while due to his more popular science fiction he is known within the genre for his tendency to deal with complex and highly technical material including inventive new physics and epistemology in an unapologetically thorough manner.

Four excellent stories balance out the merely “meh. These short stories are a bit involved to get into, and when many of them fail to have satisfying endings, you start to feel a bit reluctant to go on reading. At times quite in depth with his knowledge of the scientific topic but it challenges the readers ideas and perceptions which I love about Scifi.

Y lo es, fundamentalmente, por dos cuestiones: Also, he slips in some fantastic bits of wisdom, such as “the human brain is far too good at finding patterns; without rigorous statistical tools we’re helpless, animists grapsing at meaning in every random puff of air. He understands how things work — science, mathematics, the human brain — and uses that understanding to create mind-blowing but completely plausible scenarios of how they could work. The stori The stories included in Luminous treat various issues, including conflicts between science and religion ‘Mitochondrial Eve’, ‘Silver Fire’discrimination based on sexual identity ‘Cocoon’ and the meaning of emotion ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ and of will ‘Mister Volition’.


axiomqtico Sure, the computer does everything the brain did and it is less likely to malfunction, but what if something does go wrong, just every now and then? Why deal with the potentially life-long obligations of parenthood when you have a pet-like child or child-like pet destined to die in its sleep as a toddler?

Diverse fields from nanotechnology and brain implants to physics and psychology are brought to life through the well-etched characters. Nothing as mindblowing as “Cutie”? Even if not, this has to be the best book on thought experiments I have read and I’m reasonably sure it will make you think and rethink some of your perspectives aixomatico belief systems on life and the human condition.

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Published January 1st by Gollancz, first published September Lists with This Zxiomatico. An almost perceptive lack of interesting interhuman in a very broad sense of human relations? Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait He’s also got some really amazing ideas and arguments that actually make xxiomatico Axiomatic is not perfect, there are a few cases where the characters axiomatixo to suddenly realise the predicament they are in often quite a stretch. Mar 13, Peter added it.


Instead they still sound as though they could be fulfilled within the next twenty years. Nevertheless, if I see one of his books going cheap in a charity shop, I buy it. Luminous Collected Stories 2 by Greg Egan. De hecho es notable la capacidad que tiene para esgrimir exactamente la palabra adecuada en cada momento. Mar 10, Leemaslibros rated it it was amazing.


Gaia, I divorce thee. As a result, sometimes sgan technology described can be a little dated, but this doesn’t diminish the validity and innovation of the narrative ideas.

View all 3 comments. 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. Egan explores this and lots of other interesting and disturbing questions in “The Cutie. Ean, 18 stories with ideas that would still be regarded as science fiction!

Return to Book Page. Published December 1st by HarperPrism first published April 17th Bueno no pasa nada, no te preocupes, es casi normal. The Moral Virologist and the Caress. Most of the stories have something to do with the way technology shapes our consciousness and identity.