Egan, Greg Distress: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780061052644

Distress: A Novel

3.84 avg rating
( 1,534 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061052644: Distress: A Novel

Greg Egan's audacious voice and literary scope create a fragmented futuristic world where technology and bio-engineering threaten humanity's very existence.

It is the year 2055 and the battle of the sexes has seven combatants rather than two. "The illusion of empathy" has been dispensed with, and a few idealistic souls try to create a Utopia with pirated technology. But a wired journalist, Andrew Worth, doesn't want any part of the pop-'Frankenscience' regularly dished out to the masses. To get the real sbacksy, he goes to Stateless to cover the Einstein Centenary Conference where academic science is ready to reveal the ultimate breakthrough.

Unfortunately Academia's facade of civility is dangerously cracked with a seething maelstrom of plotting, assassination attempts, and rebellion and Worth is dragged down into the nightmare. The world's only hope for survival lies in Violet Mosasa's development of a final Theory of Everything but whether it will lead to the total destruction of Life As We Know It or the complete re-making of the Universe may be a risk too dangerous to take.

"Hot new writer Greg Egan is on his way with considerable velocity."

Gardner Dozois

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

After developing a lengthy exposé on "frankenscience," SeeNet reporter Andrew Worth is burnt out. So burnt that he passes up a plum assignment covering the new disease "Distress." Instead, he asks for a lower-key job profiling Violet Mosala, a scientist who earned a Nobel Prize at the age of 25 and who is about to announce her version of the Theory of Everything. The TOE is an attempt to explain how all scientific theories fit together, but it may actually be the catalyst that created the universe, making Violet the "Keystone" of the universe. So much for the quiet assignment ...

About the Author:

Greg Egan is Australian by birth and lives there today. In addition to being a Science Fiction author he is a computer programmer.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061052647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WCC Corp.
(Moorpark, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061052647 New book. Dust jacket in mylar protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # E6-129

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.69
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In his latest novel, the author of Permutation City and Quarantine creates a fragmented futuristic world where technology and bio-engineering threaten humanity's very existence. The year is 2055, and the world's only hope for survival lies in Violet Mosasa's development of a final Theory of Everything. But whether it will lead to the total destruction of Life As We Know It or the complete remaking of the Universe may be a risk too dangerous to take. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061052647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061052647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism (1997)
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061052647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061052647 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0018302

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Egan, Greg
Published by Harper Prism
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Prism. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061052647 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0061052647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Egan, Greg
ISBN 10: 0061052647 ISBN 13: 9780061052644
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800610526441.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds