Incandescence by Greg Egan

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The long-awaited new novel from Greg Egan! Hugo Award-winning author Egan returns to the field with Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF.
The Amalgam spans nearly the 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.
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.
 

About Greg Egan

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Greg Egan is the author of the acclaimed SF novels "Diaspora, Axiomatic, Quarantine, Permutation City, and "Teranesia. A winner of the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Mr. Egan lives in Australia.
 
Published May 1, 2008 by Night Shade Books. 308 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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… The two story-lines remain separate through most of the novel, and even when they do meet, there are questions about how they will interact, practically and ethically.

Apr 29 2008 | Read Full Review of Incandescence

SFX

Incandescence may be easier to admire than to enjoy, then, but these problems don’t take away the breadth of what Egan has achieved here, and for any fans of Hard SF in the mode of Gregory Benford or Greg Bear (is there a law saying that if you’re called Greg you have to write Hard SF?), this is ...

Jun 05 2008 | Read Full Review of Incandescence

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