Permutation City

Permutation City

The story of a man with a vision - immortality : for those who can afford it is found in cyberspace. Permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes something way beyond his control. Encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more - Permutation city is filled with the sense of wonder.

Title:Permutation City
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061054815
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    Permutation City Reviews

  • BlackOxford

    Fractious FakesWhat happens when your virtual clone hates your guts? Well apparently “Panic. Regret. Analysis. Acceptance” in that order. “People reacted badly to waking up as Copies.” Well, y...

  • Apatt

    I don't read a lot of hard sf because my understanding of science is rudimentary at best, but I do tend to enjoy it when I read one that do not go too far over my head. I feel I only need to understan...

  • Manuel Anto

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review."I was six years old when my parents told me that there was a small, dark jewel inside my skull, learning to be me"...With this starts off ...

  • Manny

    The Book of Greg1. And the LORD said, lo, for now seest thou through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now knowest thou in part; but then shalt thou know even as also I am known.2. And Greg said...

  • Peter Gerdes

    This was my first introduction to Greg Egan and it blew my mind. Permutation City was the first book I ever read that made me say, 'Wow, that's a really interesting argument.' Other books made me thin...

  • Tim

    I should probably have read Egan's bio before buying this: "Greg Egan specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology." I rarely read SF and soon realised I might be...

  • WarpDrive

    Is reality computable, and the Church-Turing-Thesis applicable only to formal models of computation, or to physical reality too ? As the human mind is a sophisticated information processing piece of b...

  • Bradley

    What starts and ends as a basic search for immortality as data, as in uploading perfect copies of yourself to cheat death indefinitely, makes this 1994 novel a rather focused utopian novel. Not that t...

  • B. Rule

    This is a tough book to evaluate. The characters are two dimensional exposition machines, the prose is largely utilitarian, and even the plot is pretty flimsy. Further, the conceit at the heart of the...

  • Stuart

    Permutation City: Bursting with ideas about artificial life, virtual realities, digital consciousness, etc Originally posted at Fantasy LiteraturePermutation City (1994) won the John W. Campbell Award...