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The Resource Crystal nights and other stories, Greg Egan

Crystal nights and other stories, Greg Egan

Label
Crystal nights and other stories
Title
Crystal nights and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
Title variation
Crystal nights & other stories
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The nine stories in Greg Egan's new collection range from parables of contemporary human conflict and ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants. In "Lost Continent", a time traveler seeking refuge from a war-torn land faces hostility and bureaucratic incompetence. "Crystal Nights" portrays a driven man s moral compromises as he chases an elusive technological breakthrough, while in "Steve Fever" the technology itself falls victim to its own hype."TAP" brings us a new kind of poetry, where a word is more powerful than a thousand images. "Singleton" shows us a new kind of child, born of human DNA modeled in a quantum computer who, in "Oracle", journeys to a parallel world to repay a debt to an intellectual ancestor."Induction" chronicles the methods and motives behind humanity s first steps to the stars. "Border Guards" reflects on the painful history of a tranquil utopia. And in the final story, "Hot Rock", two immortal citizens of the galaxy-spanning Amalgam find that an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter factional struggles, and a many-layered secret history
Summary
A collection of nine stories explores human conflict, the impact of technology, and future tales of humanity's immortality
Tone
Character
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328174
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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Egan, Greg
Dewey number
Fiction
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Time travel
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Short stories
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Short stories
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Time travel
Target audience
adult
Label
Crystal nights and other stories, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot rock
  • Lost continent
  • Crystal nights
  • Steve fever
  • Tap
  • Induction
  • Singleton
  • Oracle
  • Border guards
Control code
ocn297149582
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781596062405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)297149582
Label
Crystal nights and other stories, Greg Egan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hot rock
  • Lost continent
  • Crystal nights
  • Steve fever
  • Tap
  • Induction
  • Singleton
  • Oracle
  • Border guards
Control code
ocn297149582
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781596062405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)297149582

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