Distress: A Novel

Distress: A Novel

by Greg Egan


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ISBN-13: 9781597805414
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Greg Egan is a computer programmer, and the author of the acclaimed SF novels Permutation City , Diaspora , Teranesia , Quarantine , and the Orthogonal trilogy, all published by Night Shade Books. He has won the Hugo Award as well as the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Egan’s short fiction has been published in a variety of places, including Interzone , Asimov’s , and Nature.

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Distress 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
so very close to this one, but so different. I say the previous reviewer doesn't know what he's talking about. Egan builds innumerable technological and sociological facets of an intricate society, balanced on the edge of collapse, and with each new facet, he just begins to suggest an entirely different paradigm it could create. this is a book not about the end of the world, though it comes terrifyingly close to unravelling into a sollipsist oblivion, it is a book about a world, a fractured and fragmented global culture, where all members struggle for identity, and find it in myriad cults or novel technological expression. this is a book of concepts, many many concepts. some barely suggested, some deeply explored, but cover to cover this book is full of fascinating ideas. five stars. without a doubt.