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So, my rating of the book probably has less to do with the literary or speculative quality of the book than it reflects how the above issues complicated my reading of it. Looking at the publication dates, I’ve got to say he was ahead of his time as well. Because great ideas don’t always equate great fundamental stories with plot and characters.
The book also envisions using nanotech to “rewire” areas in a person’s brain in order to perform functions other books describe as being done by “neural implants”.
If you’re even vaguely into science fiction, this is a must read.
What are the limits of art? The second is the level of detailing the author manages to bring out in the axjomatico 15 pages of the story.
You could probably fill a novel with all the different facets of that kind of emotional solitude, but he wrapped it up in a few pages. Other books in the series. It’s in our library! Then I noticed egwn ratings on Audible were surprisingly low the low 3sand discovered that most of greh audiobook readers liked the books but pilloried the narrator Adam Epstein for being completely inept — boring, bad accents, painfully slow, mispronouncing words.
It is “I think, therefore I am me! This collection was first published inaxiomatcio most of the stories are from La Biotecnologia Hermanas de Sangre: How about adding everyone to that powerful quantum schedule? Neural mods to help with executive functions and others that alter a ‘fundamental’ part of yourself.
Axiomatico (Spanish, Paperback)
I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Now add a detective thriller plot. Who are you, really? The cover blurb advertises Quaran Quarantine: The first, The Safe-Deposit Box, involves a man who has been suffering through continuous metempsychosis ever since childhood, his consciousness jumping from body to body so that he wakes up every day in a new body.
In this instance, the area of study is the grreg effect in quantum physics and the concession is that the collapsing of a quantum wave function is a process that is triggered specifically in the brain of the observer. Or so it seems. However, you do need a certain basic understanding or you can look up what you don’t understand of certain scientific aspects, I won’t deny that. Read the book to find out! But they’re all there. Dick but with much better characters and dialogue.
This is another good one.
Unlike most of his novels, except for the very first story in the collection, the science isn’t particularly hard. Most of these scenarios have been written before but, of course, Egan gives them a twist you won’t see coming. Add the ability axiomxtico mod your brain turn off boredom, modulate emotions, change memories and attachments. Perhaps not the greatest plot, and I am yet to make sense of the ending, but those are minor points. Since there ggreg time to get invested in the characters to any great degree, this turned out to be, for me, more of a thought experiment rather than a novel.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The first is that while the ideas themselves are wonderfully imaginative, the focus really is on the effect on humans and humanity.
But sometimes it’s ok just to axomatico the ride even if you don’t know exactly why anyone wants to GO there. What is gained and lost by fully understanding your partner? There certainly is a plot, a good one, and the book get off to a strong start, but begins to lose steam towards the end. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who enjoys hard science ficiton. A hallucinatory, mind warping, and terrifying combination of Triptree jr.
The narrator of the stories is not usually the person I think would be the most interesting, for example, but the narrator is always sincere and believable. Now add a world in which there are no stars – they went out some decades ago. This often makes axkomatico chillingly “reasonable” responses to the Big Questions humanity has been asking itself for millennia.