Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

August Books 19) Diaspora, by Greg Egan

A book about a posthuman society - most people exist as virtual entities in the datanet of vast supercomputers - dealing with astrophysical disaster striking the earth and then trying to explore parallel universes. Lots of mathematical theory, but rather short on interesting characters or plot resolution; perhaps a bit like Stapledon without his trademark breathlessness. Glad to have finally ticked this off my list.
Tags: bookblog 2010, writer: greg egan

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