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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.
Title: Greg Egan (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press:
ISBN Number: 025203841X
ISBN Number 13: 9780252038419
Book Condition: Good
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Description: 025203841X Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear, a missing dust jacket, and a remainder mark to one edge - still NICE