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Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Greg Egan (1961– ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his ... More


Writing Radical Hard SF

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins with an overview of Greg Egan's fiction. It centers his work in the context of the “radical hard SF” promoted by the magazine Interzone in the mid-to-late 1980s and provides an ... More


Scientific Analysis

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter addresses the scientific underpinnings of several of Greg Egan's novels. It first considers the “subjective cosmology” of the universes depicted in Quarantine, Permutation City, and ... More


Introduction

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the work of Australian science fiction (SF) author Greg Egan. At the time of this writing Egan has ... More


Science and Society

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The vast majority of Greg Egan's writings concern science and the scientific process. Even when pointing out all the ways things can be unfair or go wrong, his fiction reflects a shining optimism ... More


Identity and Consciousness

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Throughout Greg Egan's career, some of his strongest stories have focused on the theme of identity. This chapter first looks at stories that highlight how malleable our brains are in terms of our ... More


Ethical Standards

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Greg Egan's view of ethics, which can be seen from his earliest breakout story, “The Cutie” (1989). It looks at several facets of ethical concerns, including medical ethics as ... More


Interview With Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an extensive interview with Greg Egan. Topics discussed include the kind of science fiction and nonfiction books that he read growing up; why he was initially attracted writing ... More


The Second Revolution: The British Hard-SF Renaissance

Mike Ashley

in Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382608
eISBN:
9781786945457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Parallel to the emergence of cyberpunk in the USA there was a determined change in sf in the United Kingdom thanks primarily to David Pringle, editor of INTERZONE. This had started as a more literary ... More


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