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The Resource Permutation City : a novel, Greg Egan

Permutation City : a novel, Greg Egan

Label
Permutation City : a novel
Title
Permutation City
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when your digital self overpowers your physical self? A life in Permutation City is unlike any life to which you're accustomed. You have Eternal Life, the power to live forever. Immortality is a real thing, just not the thing you'd expect. Life is just electronic code. You have been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. A Copy of a Copy. For Paul Durham, he keeps making Copies of himself, but the issue is that his Copies keep changing their minds and shutting themselves down. You also have Maria Deluca, who is nothing but an Autoverse addict. She spends every waking minute with the cellular automaton known as the Autoverse, a world that lives by the mathematical "laws of physics." Paul makes Maria an offer to design and drop a seed into the Autoverse that will allow her to indulge in her obsession. There is, however, one catch: you can no longer terminate, bail out, and remove yourself. You will never be your normal flesh-and-blood life again. The question then becomes: Is this what she really wants? Is this what we really want? From the brilliant mind of Greg Egan, Permutation City, first published in 1994, comes a world of wonder that makes you ask if you are you, or is the Copy of you the real you?
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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Egan, Greg
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Immortality
Label
Permutation City : a novel, Greg Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867612696
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Night Shade Books edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781597805391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676739
  • (OCoLC)867612696
Label
Permutation City : a novel, Greg Egan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867612696
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Night Shade Books edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781597805391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676739
  • (OCoLC)867612696

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