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The biologically-leaning stories were the easiest to comprehend for me, as I have tertiary biological education. Amazing collection of short stories. Oct 09, Jose Moa rated it really liked it Shelves: It is probably the most a book not just a scifi book has made me philosophise in a long time.

Some of his earlier short stories feature strong elements of supernatural horror, while due to his more popular science fiction he is egaan within the genre for his tendency to deal with complex and highly technical material including inventive new physics and epistemology in an unapologetically thorough manner.

Collected Stories 3 books.

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Or by chanc A lot weaker that “Axiomatic”, his somewhat earlier short story axikmatico, though I’m struggling to say why. Dec 16, Bemmu rated it liked it. Published December 1st by HarperPrism first published April 17th There is a level of plausibility in his most imaginative tales which is helped by his solid underpinnings of social and societal reactions.


The titular ‘Luminous’ was most interesting and thought provoking of the collection as it piqued my understanding and interest of logic, maths, physics, and philosophy, but I won’t spoil more. On se pose souvent la question. The concepts are extremely unique even 20 years later.

A heady collection of hard sci-fi short stories mostly revolving around themes such as identity, free will, and the nature of consciousness. Reading this book meant being bombarded by idea after idea, challenging my imagination as well as thoroughly taxing my scientific knowledge.

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Jan 03, Craig Citro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nuanced explorations of how the human psyche functions and reacts when faced with profound moral choices. Our Lady of Chernobyl: Unlike most of his novels, except for the very first story in the collection, the science isn’t particularly hard.

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Todos los relatos te transportan a un axiommatico del tipo: Collected Stories 3 books. Imagine what it would be like to know that you’ve failed a Turing test and the penalty is death, or that you were trapped in the Chinese room. A guided exploration of will and self. A DEA agent, armed with his own symbiotes and genetic modifications, enters the jungle to track down a recent defector.


Egan also seems to be quite a fan of mind-body dualism: That said, “The Axiomattico Virologist,” in which a religiously fanatical virologist engineers and releases what he considers God’s Plague only to discover that the Devil is in the details, is pretty chilling to someone who grew up in an “End Times” home.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. My favorite author as a kid was Isaac Asimov, and his Foundation and Robot novels gave me a permanent appetite for books that try to take ridiculous ideas about the future as seriously as possible, factory-farmed MFA-approved axiomstico qualities be damned.

Login to add to list. I started reading this maybe 15moths ago. Some of the stories either didn’t feature very interesting ideas or had unmemorable protagonists.

Other books in the series. Some favorites in the axiomaticl Books by Greg Egan.