In this Book

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter 1. Writing Radical Hard SF
  2. pp. 17-50
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  1. Chapter 2. Ethical Standards
  2. pp. 51-75
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  1. Chapter 3. Identity and Consciousness
  2. pp. 76-100
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  1. Chapter 4. Scientific Analysis
  2. pp. 101-127
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  1. Chapter 5. Science and Society
  2. pp. 128-156
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  1. Interview with Greg Egan
  2. pp. 157-180
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  1. A Greg Egan Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 183-186
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 187-190
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  1. About the Author, Series Page, Production Notes
  2. pp. 191-194
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096297
Print ISBN
9780252038419
MARC Record
OCLC
875292706
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-21
Language
English
Open Access
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