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Egan blends the technological parts extremely well with the character developments and the political/ethical background.
It is a timid novel lacking almost entirely in creativity -- something I never thought I'd see from Greg Egan -- full of dull characters and anemic story telling.
Sorry Mr. Egan but I'm not impressed that you've learned Farsi and I just don't find Iranian culture all that fascinating.
I liked it well enough, but prefer Walter Jon Williams' Dagmar Shaw series and Cory Doctorow's novels for more exciting treatments of similar themes.Published 6 months ago by digitalsynner
The SF book club selected this book and we were not disappointed. As avid SF readers we are a tough audience. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Grace O
I was expecting arid transhumanist gee-whiz, but Egan delivered a touching narrative of believable people living with limits and boundaries.Published 8 months ago by Unbathed
What's up with Egan's latest fascination with the middle east? Since being interested in the topic his work has gone way down hill. This book included. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ryan Schreiber
Liked the story. It's mainly about human augmentation Aritificial Intelligence and virtual reality. Good reading and not to futuristic. WimPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Greg Egan has shown some great development as a writer over his career. Without dropping the mind-blowing ideas he skillfully has learned to blend emotion into his narrative... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gil Pinheiro
Greg Egan is a highly regarded scifi author (Hugo award winner) and "Zendegi" (Night Shade Books, $24.95, 279 pages) is a standalone work set in near-future Iran. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Clay Kallam
There is an old Saturday Night Live skit where William Shatner addresses a bunch of sycophantic trekkies at a star trek convention and tells them all to get a life. Read morePublished 17 months ago by haig shahinian
A fun book to read, and drops lots of neuroscience references that are pretty reasonably backed. Especially for anyone who likes thinking about artificial intelligence.Published 21 months ago by Ronald Cotton