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ISBN: 9781597801294
Published: 01/01/2009

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ISBN: 9781597801294
Published: 01/01/2008

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ISBN: 978-1-59780-247-5
Published: 01/01/2009

The long-awaited new novel from Hugo Award-winning writer Greg Egan is a masterpiece of Hard SF.

The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near-human, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts at communication or physical contact. So when Rakesh is offered an opportunity to travel within their sphere, in search of a lost race, he cannot turn it down.

Roi is a member of that lost race, which is not only lost to the Amalgam, but lost to itself. In their world, there is but toil, and history and science are luxuries that they can ill afford. When she meets Zak, the male who will become her teacher and mentor, everything starts to change. Their strange world is under threat, and it will take an unprecedented flowering of science to save it.

Rakesh’s journey will take him across millennia and light years. Roi’s will take her across vistas of learning and discovery just as vast. Greg Egan’s blend of dazzling speculation and gripping storytelling will leave you stunned by the depth of his intellectual rigor and the wondrous world of the deep future that he has created.

“Greg Egan is central to contemporary science fiction”
— Interzone

“Never one short of startling ideas, Egan... presents us with hard SF miracles...”
— Starburst

“The Universe may be strange then we can imagine, but it’s going to have a tough tie outdoing Egan”
— The New Scientist

“[Egan] reveals wonders with an artistry to equal his audacity”
— The New York Review of Science Fiction

“Wonderful, Mind expanding Stuff...”
— The Guardian

“No writer takes ideas as far or presents them so convincingly”
— Kirkus Reviews

“You can’t get much better than Greg Egan”
— The San Diego Union Tribune

“Immensely ambitions, intellectually exhilarating... Greg Egan is perhaps the most important SF writer in the world.”
— Science Fi ction Weekly

“Clear, intense, hard SF extrapolations drawn from many scientific fields.... compelling.”
— SF Eye