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Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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Notes

  • Author note: where the lives of the fictional characters of this story parallel those of real historical figures, I've drawn on biographies by Andrew Hodges and A.N. Wilson. The self-dual formulation of general relativity was discovered by Abhay Ashtekar in 1986, and has since led to ground-breaking developments in quantum gravity, but the implications drawn from it here are fanciful.
  • First published in Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2000.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Greg Egan's Home Page Greg Egan , Western Australia : Greg Egan , 2000- Z1029516 2000- website Website contains a bibliography, extracts from novels and complete short stories. Western Australia : Greg Egan , 2000-
  • Appears in:
    y Asimov's Science Fiction July 2000 Z1614824 2000 periodical issue science fiction 2000
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    y The Year's Best Science Fiction Gardner Dozois (editor), New York (City) : St. Martin's Press , 2001 Z1614829 2001 anthology short story New York (City) : St. Martin's Press , 2001
  • Appears in:
    y Year’s Best SF 6 David G Hartwell (editor), New York (City) : EOS , 2001 Z1807250 2001 anthology short story New York (City) : EOS , 2001 pg. 248-302
  • Appears in:
    y Oceanic Greg Egan , London : Gollancz , 2009 Z1614734 2009 selected work novella short story science fiction

    Collected together for the first time are twelve stories by the incomparable Greg Egan, one of those most exciting writers of science fiction working today.

    In these 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 ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants.

    Return to the universe of the meta-civilisation known as the Amalgam, which Egan explored in his critically acclaimed novel Incandescence: 'Riding the Crocodile', which recounts an epic endeavour a million years from now to bridge the divide between the Amalgam and the reclusive Aloof; 'Glory', set in the same future, in which two archaeologists strive to decipher the artefacts of an ancient civilisation, and 'Hot Rock', where an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter fractional struggles, and a many-layered secret history.

    This superb collection also includes the title story, the Hugo Award-winning 'Oceanic': a boy is inducted into a religion that becomes centre of his life, but as an adult he must face evidence that casts a new light on his faith.

    Oceanic: travel into the worlds of the future in the hands of a master craftsman. (Publisher's blurb)

    London : Gollancz , 2009
    pg. 206-260
  • Appears in:
    y Crystal Nights and Other Stories Greg Egan , Michigan : Subterranean Press , 2009 Z1754786 2009 selected work short story science fiction Michigan : Subterranean Press , 2009 pg. 187-234
Language: French
  • Appears in:
    y Oceanic Greg Egan , London : Gollancz , 2009 Z1614734 2009 selected work novella short story science fiction

    Collected together for the first time are twelve stories by the incomparable Greg Egan, one of those most exciting writers of science fiction working today.

    In these 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 ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants.

    Return to the universe of the meta-civilisation known as the Amalgam, which Egan explored in his critically acclaimed novel Incandescence: 'Riding the Crocodile', which recounts an epic endeavour a million years from now to bridge the divide between the Amalgam and the reclusive Aloof; 'Glory', set in the same future, in which two archaeologists strive to decipher the artefacts of an ancient civilisation, and 'Hot Rock', where an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter fractional struggles, and a many-layered secret history.

    This superb collection also includes the title story, the Hugo Award-winning 'Oceanic': a boy is inducted into a religion that becomes centre of his life, but as an adult he must face evidence that casts a new light on his faith.

    Oceanic: travel into the worlds of the future in the hands of a master craftsman. (Publisher's blurb)

    Océanique
    France : Le Bélial , 2009
    pg. 501-568
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