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By Greg Egan

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

Axiomatic is a superb choice of eighteen brief tales via Hugo Award–winning writer Greg Egan. The tales during this assortment have seemed in such technology 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 purely in limericks to this system with the intention to layout your individual baby; from the mind implants referred to as axiomatics to the unusual attractors that spin off new religions; from bioengineering to the hot physics; and from cyberpunk to the digital frontier, Greg Egan’s destiny is frighteningly just about our personal present.
Included during this assortment are such significant tales as:

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

Axiomatic is the fitting assortment for any technology fiction fan, specifically one that enjoys Greg Egan’s paintings. The tales are ingenious and insightful, and written purely the way in which that Greg Egan can do so.

Skyhorse Publishing, lower than our evening color and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a large diversity of titles for readers attracted to technology fiction (space opera, time commute, challenging SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), myth (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city fable, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas no longer each identify we post 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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