Greg Egan Greg Egan i(A27460 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Greg Egan is a science fiction author who has a degree in mathematics. He previously worked as a computer programmer, but began to write full-time in 1992. His short stories and novels have been published internationally and won numerous awards. He has been strongly involved in the refugee support movement, particularly during the period 2002 to 2006.

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Oceanic 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)

2009 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection Egan declined to accept this award.
Dark Integers Asimov's Science Fiction , October/November Oceanic , Dark Integers and Other Stories , Oceanic , 2007 single work short story science fiction
2008 shortlisted International Awards Hugo Award Best Novelette
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