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Egan, Greg 1961-

Works: 127 works in 497 publications in 14 languages and 9,323 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Steampunk fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9619.3.E35, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Greg Egan
Most widely held works by Greg Egan
Diaspora : a novel by Greg Egan( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 840 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
Schild's ladder by Greg Egan( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchicaya and his spaceship Rindler are the center of a 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 )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 641 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
Zendegi by Greg Egan( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 627 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
Incandescence by Greg Egan( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 612 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"--Jacket
Distress : a novel by Greg Egan( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 572 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
The eternal flame by Greg Egan( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 467 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
Permutation city by Greg Egan( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when your digital self overpowers your physical self? A life in Permutation City is unlike any life to which you're accustomed. You have Eternal Life, the power to live forever. Immortality is a real thing, just not the thing you'd expect. Life is just electronic code. You have been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. A Copy of a Copy. For Paul Durham, he keeps making Copies of himself, but the issue is that his Copies keep changing their minds and shutting themselves down. You also have Maria Deluca, who is nothing but an Autoverse addict. She spends every waking minute with the cellular automaton known as the Autoverse, a world that lives by the mathematical "laws of physics." Paul makes Maria an offer to design and drop a seed into the Autoverse that will allow her to indulge in her obsession. There is, however, one catch: you can no longer terminate, bail out, and remove yourself. You will never be your normal flesh-and-blood life again. The question then becomes: Is this what she really wants? Is this what we really want? From the brilliant mind of Greg Egan, Permutation City, first published in 1994, comes a world of wonder that makes you ask if you are you, or is the Copy of you the real you?
Teranesia : a novel by Greg Egan( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 347 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 )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 346 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
The arrows of time by Greg Egan( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an alien universe where space and time play by different rules, interstellar voyages last longer for the travellers than for those they left behind. After six generations in flight, the inhabitants of the mountain-sized spacecraft the Peerless have used their borrowed time to develop advanced technology that could save their home world from annihilation. But not every traveller feels allegiance to a world they have never seen, and as tensions mount over the risks of turning the ship around and starting the long voyage home, a new complication arises: the prospect of constructing a messaging system that will give the Peerless news of its own future
The year's best science fiction : thirty-first annual collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories"--
Axiomatic by Greg Egan( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of science fiction short stories, covering themes from bio-engineering to the new physics, and from cyberpunk to the electronic frontier
Dichronauts by Greg Egan( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seth is a surveyor, along with his friend Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right. Theo, in turn, relies on Seth for mobility, and for ordinary vision looking forwards and backwards. Like everyone else in their world, they are symbionts, depending on each other to survive. In the universe containing Seth's world, light cannot travel in all directions: there is a "dark cone" to the north and south. Seth can only face to the east (or the west, if he tips his head backwards). If he starts to turn to the north or south, his body stretches out across the landscape, and to rotate as far as north-north-east is every bit as impossible as accelerating to the speed of light. Every living thing in Seth's world is in a state of perpetual migration as they follow the sun's shifting orbit and the narrow habitable zone it creates. Cities are being constantly disassembled at one edge and rebuilt at the other, with surveyors mapping safe routes ahead. But when Seth and Theo join an expedition to the edge of the habitable zone, they discover a terrifying threat: a fissure in the surface of the world, so deep and wide that no one can perceive its limits. As the habitable zone continues to move, the migration will soon be blocked by this unbridgeable void, and the expedition has only one option to save its city from annihilation: descend into the unknown"--
Luminous by Greg Egan( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoresis by Greg Egan( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the conditions necessary to sustain life on Tvíbura grow erratic, the populace attempts two monumental geoengineering projects that will span generations: rejuvenating the ecosphere and building a literal bridge to Tvíbura's uninhabited twin planet, Tvíburi
Oceanic by Greg Egan( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these dozen glimpses into the future, Egan continues to explore the essence of what it is to be human and the nature of what - and who - we are, in stories that range from parables of contemporary human conflict and amibition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants
The four thousand, the eight hundred by Greg Egan( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille is desperate to escape her home on colonized asteroid Vesta, journeying through space in a small cocoon pod covertly and precariously attached to a cargo ship. Anna is a newly appointed port director on asteroid Ceres, intrigued by the causes that have led so-called riders like Camille to show up at her post in search of asylum. Conditions on Vesta are quickly deteriorating - for one group of people in particular. The original founders agreed to split profits equally, but the Sivadier syndicate contributed intellectual property rather than more valued tangible goods. Now the rest of the populace wants payback. As Camille travels closer to Ceres, it seems ever more likely that Vesta will demand the other asteroid stop harboring its fugitives. - inside front cover
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies
Dark integers and other stories by Greg Egan( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 145 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
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Diaspora : a novel
Schild's ladderThe clockwork rocketZendegiIncandescenceDistress : a novelPermutation cityTeranesia : a novelQuarantine
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Egan, Gregory Mark 1961-

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