Permutation City

Permutation City

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Immortality can be yours . . . at a price

Permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes grows beyond his control. Encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more - Permutation city is filled with the sense of wonder and dread.

Can what makes you human be distilled into data? And what happens if you can't afford to pay?

"Egan tells the story masterfully. I can only marvel at how he finds his inspiration for a high-tech tale in an ancient wisdom like Kabbalah, and then proceeds to out-Kabbalah even the Kabbalists with his creativity" - Goodreads reviewer,
"Egan questions what it really means to be human in a way that it's quite unsurpassed in my mind" - Goodreads reviewer,
"THIS is why I read SF. THIS is the sense of wonder I'm looking for in a SF story. Forget everything you read about virtual reality, artificial life & consciousness - nothing compares to the concepts and the worldbuilding in this book. This is ultimate postcyberpunk ever" - Goodreads reviewer,
"I can say without qualification that Greg Egan is the greatest science fiction author I've ever read" - Goodreads reviewer,
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 168 x 201 x 26mm | 264g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780575082076
  • 55,396

About Greg Egan

Greg Egan (1961-)
Greg Egan lives in Perth, Western Australia. He is a mathematician and has produced record-breaking research on supermutations. He has won the John W. Campbell award for Best Novel for Permutation City, and Oceanic was awarded a Hugo, a Locus and an Asimov's Readers' award. His work has also won the Japanese Seiun Award for best translated fiction seven times.
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8,853 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 39% (3,418)
4 37% (3,295)
3 19% (1,663)
2 4% (371)
1 1% (106)
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