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Quarantine by Greg Egan

Quarantine (1992)

by Greg Egan

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Series: Subjective Cosmology Cycle (Book 1)

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    In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality by John Gribbin (hungeri)
    hungeri: A good scientific book and a sci-fi based on the same subject. The scientific base of the sci-if is strong, but as it is a fiction, you can relax and enjoy it without a worry about "but is it true", "can it be true?". That worry is for books on science.

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A gray shield surrounds solar system - no stars - how come? who cares? ( )
  WinonaBaines | Feb 7, 2016 |
Early classic Egan -- the stars disappeared when the solar system was enclosed in the Bubble, but that's many years past when the book starts. Instead the novel begins with a simpler disappearance, that of a young woman of very limited intellectual capacity. Told in full sf-noir fashion, from the mysterious client to the obligatory "knock the hero unconscious" scenes, Egan eventually works his way back to the Bubble and resolves both mysteries but that's not what the story is about. Think Bear's Blood Music rather than Effinger's When Gravity Fails. Two science fictional concepts dominate: the observer effect on multiple quantum states, and behavioral modification technology that enables conscious control of emotions, a theme explored so well in Egan's short story Reasons to be Cheerful. Though the novel became less effective for me as the "quantum catastrophe" of the subtitle played out, this remains a worthwhile read. ( )
  ChrisRiesbeck | Jul 8, 2013 |
Good hard SF ( )
  SChant | Apr 27, 2013 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
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Egan, Gregprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Békési, JózsefTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bollinger, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gudynas, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Only the most paranoid clients phone me in my sleep.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061054232, Mass Market Paperback)

It causes riots and religions. It has people dancing in the streets and leaping off skyscrapers. And it's all because of the impenetrable gray shield that slid into place around the solar system on the night of November 15, 2034.

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In the late 21st century life can still be uncertain, even when one takes account of the amazing advances in bioengineering and information systems. Then, one night the stars disappear and the Earth is in quarantine but nobody can work out why. Originally published: London: Legend, 1992.… (more)

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