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Egan, Greg 1961-

Overview
Works: 110 works in 318 publications in 6 languages and 7,235 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Steampunk fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR9619.3.E35, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Greg Egan
Diaspora : a novel by Greg Egan ( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 30th century, Earth is dying and the world's three separate intelligences unite to search for a new home. One intelligence is the regular flesh and blood, another is android and the third is bodiless software. The hero is Yatima, an android who leads an exploration party, and on the voyage he meets new civilizations
Incandescence by Greg Egan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Amalgam spans the nearly entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts to communicate with or visit them. So when Rakesh is offered an opportunity to travel within their sphere, in search of a lost race, he cannot turn it down. Roi is a member of that lost race, which is not only lost to the Amalgam, but lost to itself. In their world, there is but toil, and history and science are luxuries that they can ill afford. When she meets Zak, the male who will become her teacher and mentor, everything starts to change. Their strange world is under threat, and it will take an unprecedented flowering of science to save it. Rakesh's journey will take him across millennia and light years. Roi's will take her across vistas of learning and discovery just as vast"--Dust jacket
Zendegi by Greg Egan ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the near future, journalist Martin Seymour travels to Iran to cover the parliamentary elections. Most would-be opposition candidates are disqualified and the election becomes the non-event the world expects. But shortly afterward a compromising image of a government official captured on a mobile phone triggers a revolutionary movement that overthrows the old theocracy. Nasim Golestani, a young Iranian scientist living in exile in the United States, is hoping to work on the Human Connectome Project--which aims to construct a detailed map of the wiring of the human brain--but when government funding for the project is canceled and a chance comes to return to her homeland, she chooses to head back to Iran. Fifteen years after the revolution, Martin is living in Iran with his wife and young son, while Nasim is in charge of the virtual world known as Zendegi, used by millions of people for entertainment and business. When Zendegi comes under threat from powerful competitors, Nasim draws on her old skills, and data from the now-completed Human Connectome Project, to embark on a program to create more lifelike virtual characters and five the company an unbeatable edge. As controversy grows over the nature and rights of these software characters, tragedy strikes Martin's family. Martin turns to Nasim, seeking a solution that no one else can offer ... but Zendegi is about to become a battlefield."--Dust cover flap
Distress : a novel by Greg Egan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adventure novel on a group of scientists whose work threatens to alter the universe. The hero is a science reporter with an implanted camera and the story features a world with five sexes. By an Australian writer, author of Permutation City
Schild's ladder by Greg Egan ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tchicaya and his spaceship Rindler are the center of scientific study of a newly created vacuum in space. He soon finds himself the focus of a fierce conflict between a faction that wants to study and preserve the vacuum and one that wants to destroy it
The clockwork rocket by Greg Egan ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Yalda's universe, light has no universal speed and its creation generates energy. On Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting their own light into the dark night sky. As a child, Yalda witnesses one of a series of strange meteors, the Hurtlers, that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed. It becomes apparent that her world is in imminent danger--and the task of dealing with the Hurtlers will require knowledge and technology far beyond anything her civilization has yet achieved! Only one solution seems tenable: if a spacecraft can be sent on a journey at sufficiently high speed, its trip will last many generations for those on board, but it will return after just a few years have passed at home. The travelers will have a chance to discover the science their planet urgently needs, and bring it back in time to avert disaster."--Dust jacket flap
The eternal flame by Greg Egan ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The generation ship Peerless is in search of advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction. In theory, the ship is traveling fast enough that it can traverse the cosmos for generations, and still return home only a few years after they departed. But a critical fuel shortage threatens to cut their urgent voyage short, even as a population explosion stretches the ship's life-support capacity to its limits. When the astronomer Tamara discovers the Object, a meteor whose trajectory will bring it within range of the Peerless, she sees a risky solution to the fuel crisis. Meanwhile, the biologist Carlo searches for a better way to control fertility, despite the traditions and prejudices of their society. As the scientists clash with the ship's leaders, they find themselves caught up in two equally dangerous revolutions: one in the sexual roles of their species, the other in their very understanding of the nature of matter and energy"--Dust jacket flap
Teranesia : a novel by Greg Egan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prabir Suresh returns to the Indonesian island of Teranesia, "the land of butterflies, where evolution has stopped making sense."
Quarantine by Greg Egan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 21st century life can still be uncertain, even when one takes account of the amazing advances in bioengineering and information systems. Then, one night the stars disappear and the Earth is in quarantine but nobody can work out why
Axiomatic by Greg Egan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fantasy-roman
Schild's ladder by Greg Egan ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Permutation City by Greg Egan ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
Oceanic by Greg Egan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luminous by Greg Egan ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fantasy-roman
Dark integers and other stories by Greg Egan ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features five science fiction stories dealing with the abuse of mathematical or physical concepts and the dire consequences on humanity's future
Crystal nights and other stories by Greg Egan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nine stories in Greg Egan's new collection range from parables of contemporary human conflict and ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants.In "Lost Continent", a time traveler seeking refuge from a war-torn land faces hostility and bureaucratic incompetence. "Crystal Nights" portrays a driven man s moral compromises as he chases an elusive technological breakthrough, while in "Steve Fever" the technology itself falls victim to its own hype."TAP" brings us a new kind of poetry, where a word is more powerful than a thousand images. "Singleton" shows us a new kind of child, born of human DNA modeled in a quantum computer who, in "Oracle", journeys to a parallel world to repay a debt to an intellectual ancestor."Induction" chronicles the methods and motives behind humanity s first steps to the stars. "Border Guards" reflects on the painful history of a tranquil utopia. And in the final story, "Hot Rock", two immortal citizens of the galaxy-spanning Amalgam find that an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter factional struggles, and a many-layered secret history
Permutation city by Greg Egan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arrows of time by Greg Egan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'énigme de l'univers : roman by Greg Egan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La cité des permutants by Greg Egan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Egan, Gregory Mark, 1961-
イーガン, グレッグ
Languages
English (152)
French (13)
German (4)
Italian (3)
Czech (3)
Greek, Modern (1)
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