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Diaspora, written by Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner Greg Egan, transcends millennia and universes in the tradition of Poul Anderson's Tau Zero, Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix Plus, Camille Flammarion's Omega, and Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men. Diaspora is packed with mind-bending ideas extrapolated from cutting-edge cosmology, physics, and consciousness theory to create an astonishing hard-SF novel inhabited by very strange yet always believable characters. Diaspora is why people read SF. --Cynthia Ward
OK, so Greg Egan is incredibly clever.
He gives you that awesome "now THAT! is clever!" moment ... just like back in the days of reading Asimov. Read more
Sometimes a more difficult read, but well worth it. This is pure science fiction, not to be confused with "space opera," which comprises most of the genre. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Goat Man
What does this book need to be better? The first half reads as fiction, very enjoyable with wonderful new concepts. The second half is more of a text book, reading as facts mostly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Colin Hodges
This book has some really amazing ideas in the area of AI and transhumanism, covering topics of the relativity of time, conciousness, replication of AIs, multiplicity of copies of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maciej Kandula
gave up on it - but started great. another sci fi book that took itself too seriously.Published 2 months ago by Howard Benson
This was recommended by an engineer friend who is much more knowledgeable about physics than I am. My background is in Experimental Psychology and I hit some points where I think... Read morePublished 2 months ago by BScopatz
What an incredible book. I was intimidated at first and a little turned off by some of the reviews, but I am so glad I read this book as it is possibly my favorite sci-fi book... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ethios4
There's this one scene in this book where a small society of AI and humans who migrated their consciousness into computer programs are traveling in an intergalactic space... Read morePublished 2 months ago by adam likes to cook