Search Results: "Greg Egan"


BOOK REVIEW

DIASPORA by Greg Egan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Vast in scope, episodic, complex, and utterly compelling: a hard science-fiction yarn that's worth every erg of the considerable effort necessary to follow."
This mind-boggling far-future yarn should help awaken America to the formidable talents of Australia resident Egan (Distress, p. 596). Read full book review >

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DISTRESS by Greg Egan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"Challenging, well informed, and iconoclastic, but also abstruse and often heavy: admirable rather than enjoyable, but an impressive first hardcover nonetheless."
About 60 years from now, SeeNet journalist and narrator Andrew Worth (he has a camera and computer software hardwired into his body) muscles in on a colleague's assignment to cover a physics convention on the artificial coral island, Stateless, at which Nobel laureate Violet Mosala is expected to announce a watertight Theory of Everything (TOE). Read full book review >

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SCHILD’S LADDER by Greg Egan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"No writer takes ideas as far or presents them so convincingly, from a spellbinding dramatization of a physical and ethical clash in a society that knows little of either up to an utterly brain-blasting exploration-explication of physics-as-biology."
Another mind-boggling vision from the author of the demanding but immensely rewarding Diaspora (1998). Read full book review >

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DICHRONAUTS by Greg Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Hard to imagine much of an audience outside math brainiacs and Egan enthusiasts."
Egan (The Arrows of Time, 2014, etc.) specializes in inventing seriously strange worlds; this one might well be his weirdest yet. Read full book review >

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DODSWORTH IN TOKYO by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Timing is everything. Read full book review >

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ROASTED PEANUTS by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dead-pan humor with a pitch-perfect aim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam and Jackson love to sit and watch baseball at Grant's Field. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL OF CARDIGAN JONES by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not Egan at his best, though this may have some potential as a discussion starter on the idea of 'innocent until proven guilty.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only hints of the deadpan humor that made Egan's Serious Farm (2003) and other tales so droll come through here. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >

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BURNT TOAST ON DAVENPORT STREET by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Home is where the burnt toast is in this original and zany offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stella and Arthur, a couple of dogs, live on Davenport Street. Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT COVE by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"As with his earlier work, Egan demonstrates why he is a rare bird: thoughtful, disarming, charming, and eccentric. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another splendid tale from Egan (Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe, 1994), cautionary but with the accent squarely on the story line. Read full book review >

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THE PINK REFRIGERATOR by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Better yet, patent the spirit and inspiration that flow through Egan's story and give everyone a share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dodsworth isn't exactly a slacker; he just hews closely to the Thoreauvian notion that superfluous wealth can only purchase superfluities. Read full book review >

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A MILE FROM ELLINGTON STATION by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Egan's arch humor and way with allegory couldn't be more finely tuned, even by a sorcerer dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ever-unique Egan (The Blunder of the Rogues, 1999, etc.) is back, and in peachy form, with this comical—believe it—tale of disappointment, mob rule, and rumor mongering. Read full book review >