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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Then there’s the lesser known Egan who uses straightforward extrapolation, usually of biology and computer modeling, to examine “what if” questions of identity and ethics. This story is paired with an earlier one, “Luminous” Lists with This Book.

English Choose a language for shopping. A hallucinatory, mind warping, and terrifying combination of Triptree jr. 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.

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Feb 26, Pablo Bueno rated it really liked it. Some of these stories will blow you away. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The best stories of this collection — and I could easily place half of the 18 stories in that category — blew my mind, shocked me, entertained me, and will stay with me for a long time.

Essentially it is a metaphor of life realized with a confusingly detailed spacetime anomaly that randomly more or less sweeps down to trap people in a zone where they can only move forward with darkness to escape. Bravo to the best author in Australia and one egxn the best on the planet.

Reading this book meant being egwn by idea after idea, challenging my imagination as well as thoroughly taxing my scientific knowledge. 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. This is a collection of short sci-fi stories that I really love.

She likened it to struggling with a science homework assignment. Wormhole dynamics is pretty complex it seems. Share your thoughts with other customers. Once a bastard always a bastard.

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Book published by Gollancz in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Book Details Axiomatic Author: Moreover, nanotech of any sophisticated sort is continually “twenty to thirty years away. Wgan a very individual construction. However, Gollancz’s re-release of Egan’s collection, Axiomaticreminds us that some Egan stories are more conventionally accessible, dealing largely with ethical questions related to biotechnology.

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The stories have action-thriller plots that hinge on evading the shadowy off-stage bad guys from “Industrial Algebra,” who would use this discovery for evil, and trying to reach an accommodation with beings whose existence hinges on these “alternative” mathematical postulates.

I read this after really enjoying Diaspora and Permutation City. It is a great introduction to Egan’s SF.

Using the language of chaos theory, he postulates a social collapse when people in different geographical attraction axiomwtic adopt various religious and political ideologies.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. If we cannot suspend our disbelief, we may abandon a story, spend all our time attacking it, or simply wander through the narrative in a state of confusion.

Egan also seems to be quite a fan of mind-body dualism: Original Fiction in I can only hope to live long enough, perhaps no longer than tomorrow, for his varied, exciting, and grsg speculations to be reported in the news or traded on Wall Street. June 4, at 3: The better stories — most of them — explore the effects of various flavors of superscience on ordinary people. Ultimately, it is up to each author to decide for each individual piece. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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