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I had to go back and re-read the ending to make sure I hadn't missed something.
If you love "hard" science fiction where the science is a compelling part of the story you will love Incandescence, and probably all Egan's science fiction.
And speaking of the plot - just when you think the two stories are about to converge... the book ends.
I started this book and could not finish it. It was so hard to follow. Very confusing and I could never get a foothold on what was happening. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rick Marcena
I kept waiting for the stories to come together at the end but it never happened. Skimmed through the Ark parts. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kent Smith
Two separate narratives related to two separate, yet ultimately connected species/cultures. One culture, the Amalgam, was fascinating, and the narrative was full of interesting... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Roy M. Turner
The three stories; the Aloof who are, at best, a guess as to any aspect of their involvement, the superbeing - star travelers, who morph at will and follow their hedonistic urges,... Read morePublished 29 days ago by harold l. greene
Fascinating to see General Relativity theory developed from first principles. This could be used as a text book for an introductory class.Published 1 month ago by Buck Little
Started reading the book, great price though, fast shipping. Enjoyable so far....Published 1 month ago by Norman Pollard
Took me a long while to get through this. Interesting enough premise and some story elements, but A LOT of detail on the physics of the 'splinter' world and the beings that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Urbinsky
It is interesting to me that Egan has published an essay on his website ("Anatomy of a Hatchet Job") that critiques certain parts of reviews that were written about this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Hedman