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Why I love Greg Egan's posthuman sci-fi

Unrivalled in scope

Greg Egan’s work isn’t for everyone. I know this old refrain gets trotted out a lot, but his novels really are a love ‘em or hate ‘em type deal. Even his most avid fans would probably acknowledge that the fine-grained scientific exposition that fill his pages can be excessive, yet at the same time that’s part of their appeal: Egan’s books are unrelentingly meticulous explorations of mathematics, transhumanism, philosophy and physics.

I’ve never read anything quite like them.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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