The Resource Diaspora, Greg Egan

Diaspora, Greg Egan

Label
Diaspora
Title
Diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A quantum Brave New World from the boldest and most wildly speculative writer of his generation. Since the Introdus in the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the solar system forever in fusion-drive starships. And there are the holdouts: the fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth--some devolved into dream apes, others cavorting in the seas or the air--while the statics and bridgers try to shape out a roughly human destiny. But the complacency of the citizens is shattered when an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes that seem to violate fundamental laws of nature. The orphan Yatima, a digital being grown from a mind seed, joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in a search for the knowledge that will guarantee their safety--a search that puts them on the trail of the ancient and elusive Transmuters, who have the power to reshape subatomic particles, and to cross into the macrocosmos, where the universe we know is nothing but a speck in the higher-dimensional vacuum
Summary
In a new world of digital beings, where humans have chosen to be forever digitized, have selected renewable robotic bodies, or remain flesh on Earth, a devastating event puts the Fleshers in danger from beings that can reshape subatomic particles and transcent time
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 1998.
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002228
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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Egan, Greg
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cyberspace
  • Computational intelligence
  • Orphans
  • Orphans
  • Computational intelligence
  • Cyberspace
Target audience
adult
Label
Diaspora, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-334)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870288465
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781597805421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870288465
Label
Diaspora, Greg Egan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-334)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870288465
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781597805421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870288465

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