Editorial Reviews. Review. Axiomatic is a collection of Greg Egan’s short stories that appeared in various science fiction magazines (mostly. Axiomatic is a wonderful collection of eighteen short stories by Hugo Award– winning author Greg Egan. The stories in this collection have. Egan’s Axiomatic is a collection of short stories solidly in the classical tradition of science fiction.
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Lists with This Book. Mar 26, Kevin Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: The concepts are extremely unique even 20 years later. Human beings are capable of anything: Learning to be Me: This one would probably be the most likely pick to adapt into a film.
Unstable Orbits in the Space Of Lies: View all 4 comments. Greg Egan, el hombre de las ideas.
Los temas que toca Greg Egan abarcan diversas disciplinas: Egan te hace pensar. Claro, a no ser que pensemos en ello un poco. Excellent collection of sci-fi short fiction, told in the key of Philip K. Dick but with much better characters and dialogue. Some of the ideas presented in this collection are haunting and seem day-after-tomorrow possible; Egan seasons his stories with just the right amount of science and technology to give the reader a sense of realism amidst the unfolding dystopia.
Axiomatic is an absolutely incredible collection of hard science fiction short stories, comparable to Ted Chiang’s best work. Reading this book meant being bombarded by idea after idea, challenging my imagination as well as thoroughly taxing my scientific knowledge.
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The biologically-leaning stories were the easiest to comprehend for me, as I have tertiary biological education. High-school physics and my history of reading sci-fi was enough to arm me for the rest of the stories, although some c Axiomatic is an absolutely incredible collection of hard science fiction short stories, comparable to Ted Chiang’s best work. High-school physics and my axiomafic of reading sci-fi was enough to arm me for the rest of the stories, although some concepts still came close to going right over my head.
This collection was first published inand most of the stories are from As a result, sometimes the technology described can grg a little dated, but this doesn’t diminish the validity and innovation of the narrative ideas. It’s also worth noting that Greg Egan is Australian, and so many of these stories are set in Sydney; it’s nice to see my home town pop up in science fiction.
Despite the axipmatic science, the current running through this book is a philosophical one: Many stories were egaan in an optimistic future; yet while the technology in these futures could be viewed as beneficial to society as a whole, there are always negative consequences for the self. That was a major theme of this collection: The best stories of this collection — and I could easily place half of the 18 stories in that category — blew my mind, shocked me, entertained me, and will stay egah me for a long time.
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The handful that didn’t have this effect were still very well written and thought provoking. One story in particular “Into Darkness” I would count as the best sci-fi short story I’ve ever read, just from the sheer audacity of the idea, and how it’s executed. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who enjoys hard science ficiton. Greg Egan’s novels, and other two short story collections Luminous and Oceanicare now going to the top of my BookDepository wishlist.
View all 3 comments. If there’s a common thread in this collection of short stories, it’s “what makes me, me?
From the opening story, in which a man travels the multiplicity of parallel universes, assassinating the people who cause breaches between them; to a pair of tales involving the use of neural implants to change what a person believes; to the stories about the Ndoli Jewel: It is “I think, therefore I am me!
But what would it mean if he fails? In Learning to be Mechildren taunt each other “are you the jewel, or are you human? In the title story, a man with moral qualms about killing wants revenge against the man who murdered his wife.
So he gets a neural implant that makes him not care about the sanctity of life Would he be guilty of the act of revenge? Most of these scenarios have been written before but, of course, Egan gives them a twist you won’t see coming. Unlike most of his novels, except for the very first story in the collection, the science isn’t particularly hard.
Pur essendo lo stile di Egan freddo, oggettivo e minimale lontano dalle allucinazioni dickiane o dalle punte di lirismo di certi racconti di Ballardle situazioni che descrive risultano lisergiche: Superata questa fase, i racconti tendono a risolversi sbrigativamente, non concedendo la medesima perizia alle parti conclusive.
Feb 26, Pablo Bueno rated it really liked it. Muy hard en algunos casos. Mi experiencia con este libro ha sido curiosa: Sea como sea, tengo que comenzar diciendo que las expectativas no decepcionan. Y lo es, fundamentalmente, por dos cuestiones: De hecho es notable la capacidad que tiene para esgrimir exactamente la palabra adecuada en cada momento. Por otra parte, me inquieta el hecho de que sus planteamientos muy a menudo parezcan tan plausibles, tan bien expuestos que se antojan casi predictivos a lo Asimov o Clarke.
En lo particular, me marea a veces el juego de los universos paralelos y de los viajes en el tiempo. Se pueden separar los dieciocho relatos en diferentes temas, siempre basados en un futuro en el que la raza humana ha evolucionado de alguna manera: En todos los casos hay un futuro diferente.
Todos los relatos te transportan a un pensamiento del tipo: Totalmente justificada la frase de la portada: Dec 10, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it really liked it Shelves: Who are you, really?
It isn’t always easy to tell, especially when you live in a society where year-olds routinely have their heads scooped out like melons and replace their brains with computers.
Sure, the computer does everything the brain did and it is less likely to malfunction, but what if something does go wrong, just every now and then? This is the premise of one of an interesting collection of stories by Greg Egan.
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Most of the stories have something to do with the way technology shapes Who are you, really? Most of the stories have something to do with the way technology shapes our consciousness and identity. Sometimes the technology–like a simulated brain–seems less a fully imagined extrapolation of current technology than a necessary placeholder in a thought exercise but, in other stories, you get the sense that someone will have invented what you’re reading about during the time you’ve been suspending your disbelief.
This was all the more impressive to me when I realized most of these stories were written in the early nineties and I’m only now getting around to reading them in Egan’s stories lack much of the wonder and awe I enjoy geeg reading about the possible future, but they are probably more believable for all that. He takes a subtle and low-key approach. The narrator of the stories is not usually the treg I think would be the most interesting, for example, but the narrator is always sincere and believable.
Egan’s characters’ choices sometimes seem arbitrary and their motivations are not always explained, but then axiomati living people strike me that way, too. By the time I finished reading these stories, I didn’t feel Egan’s imagined future was the one I’d choose for myself, but it probably was going to be similar to the one I’d end up with. Some favorites in the collection: I liked the subtlety of this story, the way horror becomes yet another bit of everyday life we’d like to change and can’t Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies: Here, in narrative form, is the feeling of what it was like to maintain a ggreg intellectual integrity amidst the bizzaro syncretism of a Unitarian Universalist seminary.
Jan 27, Juan rated it it was amazing. La cantidad de nuevas ideas y conceptos innovadores que aparecen en los relatos son abrumadores. Un libro ideal para, como ha sido mi caso, iniciarse en el Universo Egan.
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