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By Greg Egan

“Wonderful, mind-expanding stuff, and good written too.”
The Guardian

Axiomatic is an excellent choice of eighteen brief tales by way of Hugo Award–winning writer Greg Egan. The tales during this assortment have seemed in such technological know-how fiction magazines as Interzone and Asimov’s among 1989 and 1992.

From junkies who drink on the time-stream to like affairs in time-reversed galaxies; from gene-altered dolphins that speak basically in limericks to this system which will layout your personal baby; from the mind implants referred to as axiomatics to the unusual attractors that spin off new religions; from bioengineering to the recent physics; and from cyberpunk to the digital frontier, Greg Egan’s destiny is frighteningly on the subject of our personal present.
Included during this assortment are such tremendous tales as:

“Into Darkness”
“The Safe-Deposit Box”
“Blood Sisters”
And many more!

Axiomatic is the suitable assortment for any technological know-how fiction fan, in particular person who enjoys Greg Egan’s paintings. The tales are innovative and insightful, and written basically the best way that Greg Egan can do so.

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to put up a wide variety of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time trip, not easy SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fable (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various team of authors.

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