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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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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)

Notes

  • The French translation includes a distinctly different table of contents and thirteen stories.

Contents

* Contents derived from the
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Le Bélial , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Border Guards, Greg Egan , 1999 single work short story science fiction Gardes-frontières (p. 17-50)
Dark Integers, Greg Egan , 2007 single work short story science fiction Les entiers sombres (p. 51-108)
Beyond the Whistle Test, Greg Egan , Shaun Tan (illustrator), 1989 single work short story Mortelles ritournelles (p. 109-132)
The Extra, Greg Egan , 1990 single work novella science fiction Le réserviste (p. 133-156)
Dust, Greg Egan , 1992 single work novella science fiction Poussière (p. 157-202)
Wang's Carpets, Greg Egan , 1995 single work short story science fiction Les tapis de Wang (p. 203-252)
Oceanic, Greg Egan , 1998 single work novella science fiction Océanique (p. 253-320)
Fidelity, Greg Egan , 1991 single work short story science fiction Fidélité (p. 321-342)
TAP, Greg Egan , 1995 single work novella science fiction Lama (p. 343-394)
Yeyuka, Greg Egan , 1997 single work short story (p. 395-422)
Singleton, Greg Egan , 2002 single work short story science fiction (p. 423-500)
Oracle, Greg Egan , 2000 single work short story science fiction (p. 501-568)
Lost Continent, Greg Egan , 2008 single work short story science fiction

A young man from the war-torn Middle East escapes into an alternate future, in which he and hundreds of other asylum seekers are locked up by the inhabitants of the more 'enlightened' time in which they land.

Le continent perdu
(p. 569-610)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Gollancz , 2009 .
      Source: www.amazon.com
      Extent: 496p.
      ISBN: 9780575086517, 9780575086524, 0575086521
    • London,
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      England,
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      Gollancz , 2010 .
      Extent: 504p.
      ISBN: 9780575086548
Alternative title: Océanique
Language: French
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      France,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Le Bélial , 2009 .
      Source: www.gibertjoseph.com/
      Extent: 624p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes a bibliography.
      ISBN: 2951004230, 9782843440946, 9782951004238, 2843440947

Works about this Work

Important Authors and Big Ideas in SF Colin Steele , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 October 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Oceanic Greg Egan 2009 selected work novella short story
Untitled Ion Newcombe , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodean SF , November no. 137 2009;
Important Authors and Big Ideas in SF Colin Steele , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 October 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Oceanic Greg Egan 2009 selected work novella short story
Untitled Ion Newcombe , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodean SF , November no. 137 2009;
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