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Serious science, extreme artificial intelligence aimed at thinking readers. Not for those who want a space opera or an adrenaline jolt. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William E. Ferreira
I wanted to love it. And to be sure it has fantastic ideas, but as a pure story its not five stars. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Jordan Greenhall
Mind bending and thought provoking. One of the best high-concept sci-fi books I've read. After you finish it's worth investigating the math/physics concepts that underpin the ideas... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Doll
I honestly think this is the most imaginative science fiction novel I have ever read. Mr. Egan always does aim high; sometimes his vision exceeds his reach, but not in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. R. Crawford
Havent enjoyed a novel since 5th grade, absolutely loved this though. I might read more transhumanist fiction by Greg Egan if it's as good as Permutation City was!Published 3 months ago by Paul Swartzfager
Granted that, as others point out, the book implicitly assumes a Functionalist/Strong AI universe. If that's enough to turn you off to some really interesting philosophy told... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr Davies
The story starts off very good and keeps going until about act three...then it frankly got rather boring.Published 4 months ago by Matt E.
The subject matter of this book is interesting to think about on a philosophical/metaphysical level, but the story itself is kind of boring. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lew Ayotte
Egan displays a quite wide knowledge of cellular automata, biology, biochemistry, etc. and I was initially very excited to see someone exploring the concept of artificial... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer