I'm new to Egan (Aussie, b1961). A promising beginning (1984 updated, this time to 2068) that has seized up bigtime by midpoint. The characters are ciphers. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
The first book of his I have ever read. It sets out at an investigative pace in 2034 that makes the reader start asking questions at the outset about how humans may engage with... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Verdana
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Does help to have some prior knowledge of Quantum Theory. Definitely a book that makes you think, which can only be a good thing.Published on 10 April 2013 by cheryl
Just finished this, but to be honest was minded to stop with about 50 pages to go.
The book starts as a detective story, set on Earth in the nearish future. Read more
One of the best sci-fi books I have read in a long time - absolutely brilliant. However if you don't have some prior knowledge of quantum mechanics then you might find it tough... Read morePublished on 20 July 2010 by HardSciFi
On the whole, I think I enjoyed this book - film noir sci-fi, sort-of Sam Spade meets the Neuromancer. Read morePublished on 14 April 2010 by Willy Eckerslike
I like hard science fiction & am not daunted by scientific concepts being essential to the plot but this book just didn't work for me - it's well-written from the point of view of... Read morePublished on 14 Oct. 2009 by Roger Cawkwell