logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Distress - Greg Egan
Distress
by: (author)
2.67 30
Investigative reporter Andrew Worth turns down a documentary on a mysterious new mental illness -- "Distress, " or acute clinical anxiety syndrome, for another assignment. He's on his way to the artifical island of Stateless, where the world's top physicists are gathering to decide on a new TOE,... show more
Investigative reporter Andrew Worth turns down a documentary on a mysterious new mental illness -- "Distress, " or acute clinical anxiety syndrome, for another assignment. He's on his way to the artifical island of Stateless, where the world's top physicists are gathering to decide on a new TOE, or Theory of Everything, to replace Einstein's outmoded legacy.Chief among the scientists is the brilliant African Nobel laureate, Violet Mosala, the focus of Worth's story, who is the subject of mysterious death threats. Worth begins his own investigation, but it takes on even more urgency when he finds that Distress, the mental plague now affecting millions, is linked somehow to the approaching "Aleph Moment" when the TOE is finalized. The countdown has begun for a disaster that will reach all the way back to the Big Bang. And beyond...
show less
Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061057274 (0061057274)
Publisher: Eos
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Subjective Cosmology Cycle (#3)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
4.0
A whole new sense to "hard SF". "Hard SF" usually means Science fiction that tries to take very few liberties with Science, sticking to what is known to be, or expected to become, possible. Egan takes it a quantum leap beyond - the science is HARD! If you can wrap your head around it, though, it's w...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
2.0
My fav line in the book: "It seems to me your whole approach to these issues reflects a male, Western, reductionist, left-brained mode of thought." This book had cool tech, like raising a murder victim from the dead to ID the killer, gender migration, body sculpting, ifem, imale, umale, ufem, asex, ...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
2.0
My fav line in the book: "It seems to me your whole approach to these issues reflects a male, Western, reductionist, left-brained mode of thought." This book had cool tech, like raising a murder victim from the dead to ID the killer, gender migration, body sculpting, ifem, imale, umale, ufem, asex, ...
Other editions (7)
Books by Greg Egan
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?