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Crystal Nights and Other Stories
     

Crystal Nights and Other Stories

by Greg Egan
 

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Publishers Weekly
Subterranean offers readers a representative sampling of Hugo winner Egan's distinctive hard SF, drawing from previously uncollected stories. Two of the nine stories are from the 1990s, two from the early 2000s and five postdating Egan's hiatus from writing while he campaigned for refugee human rights in Australia. Steadfastly reductionist, Egan nevertheless makes room for the moral implications of the treatment of refugees in “Lost Continent,” while “Crystal Nights” offers a pointed critique of technologists enthused by the idea of enslaved creations. Unfortunately, Egan can be heavy-handed at times, as in “Oracle,” where the character Jack serves as a straw-man version of C.S. Lewis. More conventional SF puzzle stories like “Hot Rock” and “Tap” and a forcefully worded introduction on the ethics of artificial intelligence round out the volume. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596062405
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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