· Greg Egan
12 reviews

About this ebook

In 2034, the stars went out. An unknown agency surrounded the solar system with an impenetrable barrier, concealing the universe from humanity’s gaze.

In 2067, Nick Stavrianos is hired to investigate the disappearance of a mentally disabled woman, Laura Andrews, from the institution where she was being cared for. Aided by a skull full of neural modifications, he follows her trail to the Republic of New Hong Kong, where an organisation known as the Ensemble has uncovered Laura’s extraordinary secret: an ability that could transform the world.

12 reviews
Third-party review
Some of the stuff postulated was mind blowing stuff literally, brain mods. That was my favorite part of the novel, the long technical sections about Eigenstates and quantum entanglement were my least favorite parts.
Third-party review
Fun look at free will, especially the conflict between entities which can shape reality. Who makes the choice?
Third-party review
If you like to philosophize on quantum mechanics then you will love this novel. I enjoyed it but found the internal debates the main character went through too long.

About the author

Greg Egan is the author of 13 science fiction novels and more than 60 short stories, including the Hugo-award-winning novella “Oceanic”.

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