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"There are times when it's worth putting aside the endless myopic navel-gazing that occupies so much literature, in order to look out at the universe itself and value it for what it is."
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An Australian author who puts the Hard Science back into Hard Science Fiction. Likes to show his work.

His novels are:

  • Quarantine - The solar system is locked in a bubble by aliens. People routinely use "neural implant" devices to rewire their brains.
  • Permutation City - Philosophical inquiry leads to the creation of a universe, simply by starting to simulate it and then turning the computer off.
  • Distress - Political intrigue surrounding the development of a Theory of Everything.
  • Diaspora - Faced with a natural disaster on a galactic scale, post-humans flee into another universe.
  • Teranesia - Through quantum computing, life becomes capable of mutating into the optimum form for its environment.
  • Schild's Ladder - Post-humans explore the interior of a sphere of total annihilation.
  • Incandescence - Pre-industrial aliens discover General Relativity because their world circles the black hole at the centre of the galaxy.
  • Zendegi - Simulations of human neural maps are used to add realism to a virtual world.
  • Orthogonal - Aliens in a universe with very strange physics build a Generation Ship in an attempt to avert disaster. A trilogy, consisting of:
    • The Clockwork Rocket
    • The Eternal Flame (forthcoming)
    • The Arrows of Time (forthcoming)

Common themes in his works include The Singularity, Transhumanism, atheism, regional politics, religion being the source of many problems, and non-standard sexual identities.

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