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Greg Egan

Author of Permutation City

117+ Works 12,391 Members 385 Reviews 87 Favorited

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Works by Greg Egan

Permutation City (1994) 1,924 copies
Diaspora (1997) 1,816 copies
Quarantine (1992) 1,259 copies
Axiomatic (1989) 1,022 copies
Schild's Ladder (2001) 974 copies
Distress (1995) 873 copies
Teranesia (1999) 683 copies
Luminous (1993) 532 copies
Incandescence (2008) 525 copies
The Clockwork Rocket (2011) 438 copies
Zendegi (2010) 358 copies
Oceanic (2009) 223 copies
The Eternal Flame (2012) 187 copies
Perihelion Summer (2019) 137 copies
The Arrows of Time (2013) 137 copies
Dichronauts (2017) 123 copies
The Best of Greg Egan (2019) 75 copies
Phoresis (2018) 60 copies
An Unusual Angle (1985) 34 copies
The Book of All Skies (2021) 33 copies
Our lady of Chernobyl (1995) 33 copies
Instantiation [novella] (2020) 33 copies
Wang's Carpets {novelette} (2012) 25 copies
Dispersion (2020) 24 copies
Uncanny Valley (2017) 22 copies
Riding the Crocodile (2005) 20 copies
Instantiation (2020) 20 copies
Scale (2023) 16 copies
Blood Sisters [short story] (1991) 16 copies
Zeitgeber {short story} (2019) 16 copies
Oceanic [short story] (1998) 15 copies
Glory [novelette] (2007) 14 copies
Border guards {novelette} (1999) 13 copies
Dark Integers [novelette] (2007) 13 copies
Cocoon [short fiction] (1994) 13 copies
Sleep And The Soul (2023) 13 copies
The Caress [short fiction] (1990) 12 copies
Transition Dreams (1993) 11 copies
Yeyuka {short story} (1997) 10 copies
Oracle {novella} (2000) 10 copies
Chaff [short fiction] (1993) 9 copies
The Moat [short fiction] (1991) 8 copies
Crystal Nights (2008) 8 copies
Mitochondrial Eve (1995) 8 copies
Singleton (2002) 8 copies
Closer [short story] (1992) 8 copies
Steve Fever (2007) 7 copies
Axiomatic [short story] (1990) 7 copies
TAP (novelette) (1995) 7 copies
Morphotrophic 6 copies
Mister Volition (1995) 6 copies
Worthless (1992) 6 copies
The Walk (1992) 6 copies
The Cutie [short story] (1989) 6 copies
Silver Fire (1995) 6 copies
Eugene [short story] (1990) 6 copies
Egan, Greg - Extra, The (1990) 5 copies
Into Darkness [novelette] (1992) 5 copies
The Orthogonal Trilogy (2016) 5 copies
Seeing [short story] (1995) 5 copies
Lost Continent (2008) 5 copies
Neighbourhood Watch (1986) 5 copies
Induction (2007) 5 copies
The Vat (1990) 4 copies
Mind Vampires (1986) 4 copies
Artifact 3 copies
Hot Rock (2009) 3 copies
Tangled Up 2 copies
Only Connect 2 copies
Orphanogenesis 2 copies
Luminescent (2000) 2 copies
Break My Fall (novelette) (2014) 2 copies
Solidity (2022) 1 copy
3-Adica 1 copy
Short Stories (1999) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contributor — 570 copies
The New Space Opera (2007) — Contributor — 559 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contributor — 434 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (1992) — Contributor — 418 copies
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology (2007) — Contributor — 390 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Contributor — 380 copies
The Hard SF Renaissance (2003) — Contributor — 347 copies
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction (2006) — Contributor — 317 copies
The Starry Rift (2008) — Contributor — 284 copies
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contributor — 283 copies
Year's Best SF 3 (1998) — Contributor — 260 copies
Year's Best SF 8 (2003) — Contributor — 259 copies
Year's Best SF 5 (2000) — Contributor — 255 copies
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Contributor — 192 copies
New Legends (1995) — Contributor — 174 copies
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contributor — 141 copies
One Million A.D. (2005) — Contributor — 137 copies
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contributor — 121 copies
Hackers (1984) — Contributor — 117 copies
The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction (2002) — Contributor — 117 copies
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contributor — 113 copies
Nanotech! (1998) — Contributor — 109 copies
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New SF (2008) — Contributor — 104 copies
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contributor — 99 copies
Godlike Machines (2010) — Contributor — 93 copies
The Best of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine (1991) — Contributor — 91 copies
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002) — Contributor — 87 copies
Beyond Singularity (2005) — Contributor — 86 copies
Upgraded (2014) — Contributor — 79 copies
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contributor — 77 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contributor — 60 copies
Immortals (1998) — Contributor — 55 copies
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 55 copies
Mission Critical (2019) — Contributor — 55 copies
Space Opera (2007) — Contributor — 55 copies
In Dreams (1992) — Contributor — 52 copies
Clones! (1998) — Contributor — 48 copies
Genometry (2001) — Contributor — 47 copies
Beyond Flesh (2002) — Contributor — 47 copies
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (1998) — Contributor — 46 copies
Not the Only Planet: Science Fiction Travel Stories (1998) — Contributor — 44 copies
Galileo's Children: Tales Of Science VS. Superstition (2005) — Contributor — 42 copies
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVI (1988) — Contributor — 41 copies
Interzone: The 4th Anthology (1983) — Contributor — 41 copies
Alien Shores (1994) — Contributor — 37 copies
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contributor — 34 copies
Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror (1993) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 27 copies
Metaworlds: Vol 1: Best Australian Science Fiction (1994) — Contributor — 25 copies
We, Robots (2010) — Contributor — 24 copies
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 20 copies
Tor.com Short Fiction: Fall 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 13 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 28 • September 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 13 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 7 [July 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 13 copies
Dreamworks: Strange New Stories (1983) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Patternmaker : nine science fiction stories (1994) — Contributor — 11 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 12 [December 2015] (2015) — Contributor — 10 copies
Urban Fantasies (1985) — Contributor — 9 copies
Bifrost n°88 - Dossier Greg Egan (2017) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 4 (2020) — Contributor — 7 copies
Coming Soon Enough: Six Tales of Technology's Future (2014) — Contributor — 6 copies
Subterranean Magazine Winter 2014 — Contributor — 6 copies
Bifrost n°79: Dossier Yves & Ada Rémy (2015) — Contributor — 5 copies
Bifrost n°81 : Pierre Pelot (2016) — Contributor — 5 copies
Interzone 023 (1988) — Contributor — 4 copies
Bifrost n°77 : Mélanie Fazi (2015) — Contributor — 4 copies
Supernovæ (1993) — Contributor — 2 copies
Millemondi Inverno 1996 — Contributor — 2 copies
BSFA Awards 2017 (2018) — Author — 2 copies

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Light-emitting plants. Shape-shifting "people". Alien family structures. Reproduction via 4-way fission of the females. Alien chemistry and laws of physics. Alien technology with much "clockwork" but no electricity. In this strange world in some alternate universe, female protagonist Yalda discovers the correct structure ("rotational physics") of her universe's spacetime and gets involved in a project aiming to save her world from a strange asteroidal-bombardment threat. The project mounts a multi-generational space voyage with a temporal direction that's "orthogonal" (the name of the fiction trilogy of which this book is the first volume) to the normal time dimension. If all his alternate science hangs together as consistently as it seems to do (buttressed by numerous diagrams!), author Egan has performed an incredibly inventive act of creation. Hard SF at its best.… (more)
 
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fpagan | 14 other reviews | May 2, 2024 |
A different style to my usual reading.
I stick to science fiction and fantasy - usually set in alternative or universal or future settings.
This is a sf that is sent in the "normal" Earth world and concentrates on Biology as its plausible science fiction.
Interesting real main character, but I can never get used to how quickly stories wrap up.
 
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stubooks | 22 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |
Ambitious work that weaves narrative across highly abstract concepts that I would have thought impossible to sustain for a whole novel.

The characters are somehow thin, missing psychological development.
 
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yates9 | 45 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
I've finished and I am exhausted and elated and confused and my brain is melted, but also maybe it grew a little? I don't know. What I do know is that I knew nothing about this book before and now I'm utterly obsessed and completely in love with it and the author.

I'm getting so behind on talking more in depth about the books that have absolutely blown my mind, but I will be back to this. Suffice to say this has been one of the most unique, exhilarating, and uniquely exquisite experiences I have ever had with a book.

A book like this is never going to win the bestest, most book ever award (like putting numbers and ribbons on art actually means anything anyway...), but this is without a doubt one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

I feel fundamentally changed and envigorated! I already likened the experience of reading this book and attempting to comprehend the concepts it explores as to coming up on class As, but this feels akin to a secular religious experience--I am changed, my perspective has changed, and I have a whole new areas of science, fiction, and science fiction I now know make my brain glow incandescently and melt, and I love that for me.

I am feeling so unbelievably inspired and have already started working on a TTRPG that translates eigenstates and wave forms into mechanics, unifying the dice the protagonist in the book, people in the world of the game, and players at the table...I think. Point is my brain is tingling and I'm inspired

Oh baybee! I have so much more incoherent, hyperfixated, autistic excitement to vent, but for now, spectacular book is spectacular!
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RatGrrrl | 27 other reviews | Dec 20, 2023 |

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Works
117
Also by
115
Members
12,391
Popularity
#1,893
Rating
½ 3.8
Reviews
385
ISBNs
266
Languages
12
Favorited
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