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Greg Egan (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)

Karen Burnham

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ISBN 10: 0252079930 / ISBN 13: 9780252079931
Published by University of Illinois Press, 2014
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Title: Greg Egan (Modern Masters of Science Fiction...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition - may be Reissue.

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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.

A working physicist and engineer, Karen Burnham is uniquely positioned to provide an in-depth study of Egan's science-heavy oeuvre. Her survey of the author'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 Burnham shows, Egan's collected works constitute a bold artistic statement: that narratives of science are equal to those of poetry and drama, and that science holds a place in the human condition as exalted as religion or art.

The volume includes a rare interview with the famously press-shy Egan covering his works, themes, intellectual interests, and thought processes.

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This first study of the hard sci-fi pioneer includes a rare interview with Greg Egan


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