By Greg Egan
Axiomatic is an excellent choice of eighteen brief tales through Hugo Award–winning writer Greg Egan. The tales during this assortment have seemed in such technological know-how fiction magazines as Interzone and Asimov’s among 1989 and 1992.
From junkies who drink on the time-stream to like affairs in time-reversed galaxies; from gene-altered dolphins that speak simply in limericks to this system in an effort to layout your individual baby; from the mind implants known as axiomatics to the unusual attractors that spin off new religions; from bioengineering to the recent physics; and from cyberpunk to the digital frontier, Greg Egan’s destiny is frighteningly as regards to our personal present.
Included during this assortment are such superb tales as:
“The Safe-Deposit Box”
And many more!
Axiomatic is definitely the right assortment for any technological know-how fiction fan, particularly person who enjoys Greg Egan’s paintings. The tales are ingenious and insightful, and written purely the way in which that Greg Egan can do so.
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