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Despite the detractions, I enjoyed the book immensely and found the ending surprisingly poignant.
It helps to have a technical background and basic understanding of computer science IMHO to fully appreciate this book.
When I first read it, I had been mostly reading Nanotech science fiction, which is definitely great.
This is great philosophical science fiction. It made me put the book down a few times and just think about rebuttals to the main position presented by one of the characters... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Joseph W. Wezorek
Another Egan classic. Great exploration of continuum and simulacra.Published 9 days ago by Ron Kropp
I wanted to like Permutation City far more than I did. I liked the premise of body scanning to create AIs to continue living online after you die. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Duff
Engrossing what if ! Uses a lot of the writer's art to mix reality. at times, I thought I was in the virtual world!Published 1 month ago by Claude c Hartman
A great read. I found some parts technical and difficult to follow, but the concept is thought-provoking and imaginative!Published 3 months ago by James Torquin
I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. You don't need a lot of AI knowledge to fully grasp the story, but knowing your way around a computer would help. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Caraleisa
Very well written, speculative/philosophical sci-fi. I don't feel like writing a long review, but all of Greg Egan's works will make you think. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is exactly my kind of story, but the main plus to this book is: THE WRITING is fantastic. I'm jealous. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard Charles
I liked the premise and wanted to love the book - but it seemed to take forever to go anywhere.Published 6 months ago by VS