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5.0 out of 5 stars !!!Concept Vertigo!!!, 11 Jan 2010
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numpty (Great britain) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Axiomatic (Paperback)
Firstly; watch out for plot spoiler reviews!!
(it's not a mystery tour if you know where your heading)

Egan's work is 'Hard' Sci-Fi of the highest order. I give him the edge over Brian Aldis (my other favorite), as concepts are heavier and plots driven by 'rawer' science at a blistering pace.

His breadth of vision astounds; always extrapolating logically to the n'th degree. A modicum of effort may be required from the reader at times; but one is richly rewarded with a sense of awe, discovery and achievement. Each book is a Grand Odyssey.

Hold tight and don't look down, because he'll take you a long, long way from where you started....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, very well written and often chilling, 7 May 2013
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A witty, thoughtful and well-crafted collection of short stories, combining convincing characterisation with fascinating, well grounded and often chilling speculation on the human effects of scientific advance,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Short Stories, 11 Jun 2012
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Interesting and absorbing. If you enjoy well written SciFi, and loved "The Matrix" for the way it messes with your mind, or "Neuromancer" for the theme of future tech misused and taken too far, then this is the book for you, because it takes it all to the next level and beyond....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easily read and yet highly thought provoking., 29 Oct 1999
This review is from: Axiomatic (Mass Market Paperback)
Axiomatic a collection of short stories, each one a masterpiece. When I finished it all I could think was - I must read more Greg Egan. Not only does he have a powerful imagination, but he also knows how to put his ideas into writing.
Stop wasting your time buy it now !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brain twisting, thought bending, bewilderingly futuristic..., 19 May 2000
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kjh2@st-and.ac.uk (St. Andrews, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This book is a mind expanding journey into the science fiction universe. These are short stories that you will read again and again, bringing something new to them, noticing something different every time you read them. They are a gateway to new ideas and ways of thinking and left me a wee bit more curious about the world I live in. Greg Egan is a master of science fiction with an amazing working knowledge of science in general that comes through in every paragraph. An enjoyable and challanging book for anyone that has sat, thinking of the future and wondered 'what if....'
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