y Oceanic single work   novella   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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  • Appears in:
    y Asimov's Science Fiction vol. 22 no. 8 August 1998 9815574 1998 periodical issue 1998 pg. 13-48
  • Appears in:
    y The Year's Best Science Fiction : Sixteenth Annual Collection Gardner Dozois (editor), New York (City) : St. Martin's Press , 1999 9815606 1999 anthology short story New York (City) : St. Martin's Press , 1999 pg. 1-36
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    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-
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    y The Best of the Best Volume 2 : 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels Gardner Dozois (editor), New York (City) : St. Martin's Griffin , 2007 9815879 2007 anthology short story New York (City) : St. Martin's Griffin , 2007 pg. 455-490
  • Appears in:
    y Dark Integers and Other Stories Greg Egan , Michigan : Subterranean Press , 2008 Z1614794 2008 selected work short story Michigan : Subterranean Press , 2008 pg. 179-232
  • 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. 435-489
Alternative title: Il culto degli oceani
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

Untitled Ion Newcombe , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodean SF , December no. 138 2009;

— Review of Oceanic Greg Egan 1998 single work novella
Untitled Simon Petrie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 43 2009; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Oceanic Greg Egan 1998 single work novella
Untitled Ion Newcombe , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodean SF , December no. 138 2009;

— Review of Oceanic Greg Egan 1998 single work novella
Untitled Simon Petrie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 43 2009; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Oceanic Greg Egan 1998 single work novella
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