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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Teranesia
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'Discover the mystery of the island of Teranesia, where peculiar biological evolution has created a world both beautiful and deadly. On the small uninhabited island of Teranesia, Prabir and his younger sister Madhusree live with their biologist parents, who are there to study the strange signs of evolutionary mutation in the island's butterfly population. But their peaceful time on Teranesia is cut short when a civil war breaks out in Indonesia, forcing Prabir and his family to flee. Twenty years pass, and Madhusree is now studying biology. She wishes to follow in the path of her parents, hoping to pick up where their research had been halted. Prabir, still feeling a great responsibility over his sister, highly advises her not to go back to Teranesia. But the mutations that happened during their time on the island overpower Madhusree's curiosity, and she goes against her brother's wishes. Struck with overwhelming feelings of responsibility, Prabir finds it as his duty to follow his sister, and travels back to Teranesia for the first time in twenty years. Not knowing what to expect, Prabir discovers the island to be more enchanting, and dangerous, than he could have ever imagined' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Gollancz ,
      1999 .
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      Extent: 249p.
      ISBN: 1857985745, 1857985753 (pbk), 057506854X, 0575068558 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      HarperPrism ,
      1999 .
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      Extent: 295p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 006105092X
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Millennium ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 249p.
      ISBN: 1857988647 (pbk.)
    • San Francisco, California,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Night Shade Books ,
      2015 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 April 2015
      ISBN: 9781597805438
Alternative title: Teranesia
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Wilhelm Heyne ,
      2001 .
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      Extent: 381p.
      ISBN: 3453179277; 9783453179271
      Series: y separately published work icon Heyne Bücher / 6 Wilhelm Heyne (publisher), 1999 Z1803853 1999 series - publisher novel science fiction Features titles in the science-fiction & Fantasy genres.

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Greg Egan's Quarantine and Teranesia : Contributions to the Millennial Reassessment of Consciousness and the Cognitive Nonconscious N. Katherine Hayles , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Science Fiction Studies , 31 March vol. 42 no. 1 2015; (p. 56-77)
'The broader landscape in which Greg Egan's two symmetrically themed novels, Quarantine and Teranesia, unfold includes new research in neuroscience on the cognitive nonconscious (or proto-self) in humans. The cognitive nonconscious, which emerges from underlying neuronal processes, interacts with consciousness and the unconscious through its superior information-processing abilities. Egan links this new research with von Neumann's suggestion in the 1950s that the “wave collapse” in quantum mechanics, in which the superposition of particles creates indeterminacies through the particle's eigenstates, “collapses” so that, upon measurement, only one value is observed. While Quarantine explores the ways in which human consciousness is complicated by its interaction with quantum processes, Teranesia, in remarkable symmetry, investigates the possibility that the cognitive nonconscious may also emerge from and interact with quantum processes. Thus Egan plays with realigning into different configurations the three categories of consciousness/unconsciousness, the cognitive nonconscious, and material processes. As a result, the two novels constitute an important contribution to the millennial reassessment of the costs of consciousness and the rise of the cognitive nonconscious, serving as narratives to think with and through the recursive paradoxes and conceptual complexities inherent in this paradigm shift.' (Publication abstract)
Geopolitics in Greg Egan's Science Fiction Darren Jorgensen , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 186-198)
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 71-72)

— Review of Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel
Books Books Books Bruce Gillespie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 37 , March 2000; (p. 10-16)

— Review of George Turner : A Life Judith Raphael Buckrich , 1999 single work biography ; South of My Days : A Biography of Judith Wright Veronica Brady , 1998 single work biography ; Stuck in Fast Forward Damien Broderick , Rory Barnes , 1999 single work novel ; The Book of Revelation Rory Barnes , Damien Broderick , 1999 single work novel ; Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel ; Centaurus : The Best of Australian Science Fiction 1999 anthology short story ; The Spike : Accelerating into the Unimaginable Future Damien Broderick , 1997 single work non-fiction
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 71-72)

— Review of Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel
Books Books Books Bruce Gillespie , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 37 , March 2000; (p. 10-16)

— Review of George Turner : A Life Judith Raphael Buckrich , 1999 single work biography ; South of My Days : A Biography of Judith Wright Veronica Brady , 1998 single work biography ; Stuck in Fast Forward Damien Broderick , Rory Barnes , 1999 single work novel ; The Book of Revelation Rory Barnes , Damien Broderick , 1999 single work novel ; Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel ; Centaurus : The Best of Australian Science Fiction 1999 anthology short story ; The Spike : Accelerating into the Unimaginable Future Damien Broderick , 1997 single work non-fiction
Hugo Winner of the Golden Age Terry Dowling , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 January 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel ; Centaurus : The Best of Australian Science Fiction 1999 anthology short story ; Strange Constellations : A History of Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , Van Ikin , Sean McMullen , 1999 reference criticism
A More Rounded Egan Russell Blackford , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 218 2000; (p. 47)

— Review of Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel
[Review] Teranesia Bill Congreve , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 25-26 2000; (p. 162-164)

— Review of Teranesia Greg Egan , 1999 single work novel
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
Geopolitics in Greg Egan's Science Fiction Darren Jorgensen , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 186-198)
Greg Egan's Quarantine and Teranesia : Contributions to the Millennial Reassessment of Consciousness and the Cognitive Nonconscious N. Katherine Hayles , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Science Fiction Studies , 31 March vol. 42 no. 1 2015; (p. 56-77)
'The broader landscape in which Greg Egan's two symmetrically themed novels, Quarantine and Teranesia, unfold includes new research in neuroscience on the cognitive nonconscious (or proto-self) in humans. The cognitive nonconscious, which emerges from underlying neuronal processes, interacts with consciousness and the unconscious through its superior information-processing abilities. Egan links this new research with von Neumann's suggestion in the 1950s that the “wave collapse” in quantum mechanics, in which the superposition of particles creates indeterminacies through the particle's eigenstates, “collapses” so that, upon measurement, only one value is observed. While Quarantine explores the ways in which human consciousness is complicated by its interaction with quantum processes, Teranesia, in remarkable symmetry, investigates the possibility that the cognitive nonconscious may also emerge from and interact with quantum processes. Thus Egan plays with realigning into different configurations the three categories of consciousness/unconsciousness, the cognitive nonconscious, and material processes. As a result, the two novels constitute an important contribution to the millennial reassessment of the costs of consciousness and the rise of the cognitive nonconscious, serving as narratives to think with and through the recursive paradoxes and conceptual complexities inherent in this paradigm shift.' (Publication abstract)
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