viernes, 2 de mayo de 2014

Novedad: Greg Egan, de Karen Burnham


Actualización: El libro se puede comprar, en estos momentos, en Amazon (ES, US) por sólo 2,23€ (ó 3,08$) en formato electrónico. No sé si es una oferta puntual (lo parece), pero si os interesa la obra de Egan, yo no lo dejaría escapar. 

Ya está a la venta Greg Egan, el libro de ensayo que Karen Burnham ha escrito sobre el autor australiano. Ya he tenido la oportunidad de leerlo y os ofreceré pronto una reseña del mismo.

Esta es la sinopsis de este volumen:
This first study of the hard sci-fi pioneer includes a rare interview with Greg Egan 
Greg Egan (1961- ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply-informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his prose, putting him in the vanguard of the hard science fiction renaissance of the 1990s. 
A working physicist and engineer, Karen Burnham is uniquely positioned to provide the first in-depth study of Egan's science-heavy oeuvre. She traces the author's career from his early short stories through novels like Permutation Cityand Schild's Ladder and the Hugo Award-winning novella "Oceanic," analyzing how Egan used cutting-edge scientific theories as a way to explore ethical questions and the nature of humanity. As Burnham shows, Egan's collected works constitute a bold artistic statement: that narratives of science are equal to those of poetry and drama, and that science holds a place in the human condition as exalted as religion or art. 
The volume includes a rare interview with the famously press-shy Egan covering his works, themes, intellectual interests, and thought processes.

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