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Greg Egan
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Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

Abstract

Greg Egan (1961– ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his prose, putting him in the vanguard of the hard science fiction renaissance of the 1990s. The book provides an in-depth study of Egan's science-heavy oeuvre. Its survey of Egan's career covers novels like Permutation City and Schild's Ladder, and the Hugo Award-winning novella Oceanic, analyzing how Egan used cutting-edge scientific theory to explore ethical questions and the nature of humanity. As the ... More

Keywords: Greg Egan, mathematics, physics, science fiction, scientific theory, ethical questions, humanity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038419
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Burnham, author