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Karen Burnham (International) assertion Karen Burnham i(8022558 works by)
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y separately published work icon Greg Egan Urbana : University of Illinois Press , 2014 8022587 2014 single work biography

'This first study of the hard sci-fi pioneer includes a rare interview with Greg Egan

'Greg Egan (1961- ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply-informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his prose, putting him in the vanguard of the hard science fiction renaissance of the 1990s.

'A working physicist and engineer, Karen Burnham is uniquely positioned to provide the first in-depth study of Egan's science-heavy oeuvre. She traces the author's career from his early short stories through novels like Permutation City and Schild's Ladder and the Hugo Award-winning novella "Oceanic," analyzing how Egan used cutting-edge scientific theories as a way to explore ethical questions and the nature of humanity. As Burnham shows, Egan's collected works constitute a bold artistic statement: that narratives of science are equal to those of poetry and drama, and that science holds a place in the human condition as exalted as religion or art.

'The volume includes a rare interview with the famously press-shy Egan covering his works, themes, intellectual interests, and thought processes.' (Publication summary)

2015 finalist Locus Awards Non-fiction
2014 shortlisted BSFA Awards International Awards British Science Fiction Association Awards
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