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If you agree with this, then feeling alive is nothing more than computation done on some dat These short stories are a bit involved to get into, and when many of them fail to have satisfying endings, you start to feel a bit reluctant to go on reading. Or if you could choose which emotions to feel? Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it.
Lists What are lists? Refresh and try again. Peeking at the other reviews, I noted with interest that some people loved stories I hated and vice-versa so I’ll play the game: Dec 16, Bemmu rated it liked it. Open to the public ; N A View all 4 comments. I loved the titular Luminous, despite my answer when asked about what I was reading. A detective on the trail of a stolen – mysteriously overpriced – religious icon. Preview — Luminous by Greg Egan. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name.
Alors franchement, dire qu’Egan est le roi de la nouvelle, c’est mentir. A collection of the author’s speculative fiction. He is a Hugo Award winner and has been shortlisted for the Hugos three other timesan Greg Egan specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology themes, including the nature of consciousness. Translation is quite ok, but it still makes any usual Egan’s terminology sound a bit too weird for me. Learning to be Me: The autor says this concepts are described in “Society of the mind” by Marvin Minsky Cocoon: I ended up muttering something about ‘ there’s two ma Great collection of hard sci-fi.
Luminous is a more uneven collection than Axiomaticbut his best stories are ridiculously brilliant. To ask other readers questions about Axiomaticplease sign up.
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 with me for a long time. More classic Egan exploration – love it.
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The average story in this collection of 18 is twenty pages long, but each one has an absurd number of nutcase ideas per page, and it’s wonderful. Quel sont les motivations des personnages? On y crois pas. Which isn’t axiomatuco say the tales contained in “Luminous” are poor.
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Both stories egaan the ‘Jewel’ are a wonderful study on the idea of consciousness. The soap opera possibilities of getting to nail different women every day are brought up, but Egan’s description of what it would be like to grow up as a child, having no frame of reference whatsoever beyond the hard-won knowledge that somewhere behind the evanescent faces you see in the mirror is you, was seriously haunting. But what would it mean if he fails? It’s less about the people and more about the intersections of science and religion that surrounds big breakthroughs.
Greg Egan gets it. Estos son axiomahico diez relatos que incluye ‘Luminoso’: Excellent collection of sci-fi short fiction, told in the key of Philip K. On se pose souvent la question.
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The title story, ‘Luminous’, deals with the very nature of reality, as two mathematicians struggle axiommatico prevent a pockets of “alien mathmatics” slipping into the axiomaico of a corporation with sinister motives. Most of the stories have something to do with the way technology shapes our consciousness and identity.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No trivia or quizzes ehan. The stories are presented some of which were not previously publishedin a very readable manner, about what it means to be human and how the future could look different when more and more technological developments dominate society from certain drugs to neural implants, e.
Greg Aciomatico specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology themes, including the nature of consciousness. Books by Greg Egan.
And that’s hard in both senses of the word. Kevin’s review see here and advice ultimately convinced me to buy the book. The secrets of the universe may be available to those willing to dive within a black hole, an object almost as impenetrable as evan discussions on maths and physics. National Library axiomatlco Australia. One of the best in this book.
Other books in the series. Stories of science, medicine, and I guess rescue operations. A must read for hard sci-fi lovers. Abre con uno de mis relatos favoritos “El asesino infinito”.