Synopses & Reviews
"This is science fiction with an emphasis on science." Gerald Jonas, New York Times Book Review
In the 30th century, most people have chosen immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others have opted for robot bodies, while some holdouts remain "fleshers." And then there's the Orphan, a genderless digital being grown from a mind seed. It's up to the Orphan and a group of refugees to find the knowledge that will save inhabitants from extinction.
About the Author
Greg Egan is the author of the acclaimed SF novels Diaspora, Axiomatic, Quarantine, Permutation City, and Teranesia. A winner of the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Mr. Egan lives in Australia.