An interesting collection of twenty hard science-fiction tales selected by the author is located in the Best of Greg Egan.
The longish stories deal with what it means to be human and how technology is going to change both us and our outside environment. They were originally created between 1990 and 2019. Five of them are collected here for the first time. All of them use some intense ideas, science and especially math. It helps if those are your fields. They are not mine but I still enjoyed some of the more psychological stories.
As with all short story collections, some will appeal to you more than others. The author seems to have selected the ones that garnered the most awards and/or reader support so this is a broad look at his style. If you enjoy hard science-fiction stories that have an underlying philosophical question, you will enjoy these tales. With a whopping 736 pages, reading the physical book, as no e-book is planned, will give your arms and upper body a good work-out. 4 stars!
Thanks to Subterranean Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Posted in Science Fiction Tagged with: math, Oct 31 2019