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Karen Burnham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038419

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.001.0001

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Interview With Greg Egan

Interview With Greg Egan

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(p.157) Interview With Greg Egan
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Greg Egan
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Karen Burnham

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0007

This chapter presents an extensive interview with Greg Egan. Topics discussed include the kind of science fiction and nonfiction books that he read growing up; why he was initially attracted writing horror stories; sources that he uses when doing research for his books; whether he had ever been tempted to go into academia and formally study physics; cyberpunk authors that he has read; how he became interested in neuroscience; his thoughts on the way we construct identity given the organic influences of our brains and the potential for fine control of computerized brains; his take on the science of quantum mechanics as it relates to human minds; and if he would choose to upload himself if scanning technology were currently available.

Keywords:   Greg Egan, science fiction authors, interviews, horror stories, physics, cyberpunk, neuroscience, brain, identity, quantum mechanics

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