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Greg Egan
 
Date of birth: 20 August 1961
Date of death: Alive (or unknown)
Country Of Origin: America
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   Greg Egan (August 20, 1961, Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian computer programmer and science fiction author.

Egan specialises in hard science fiction stories with mathematical and quantum ontology themes, including the nature of consciousness. Other themes include genetics, simulated reality, mind transfer, sexuality, artificial intelligence, and the superiority of rational materialism over religion. He is a Hugo Award winner (and has been shortlisted for the Hugo .... (More...)
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A story in Asimov's is read by hundreds of thousands of people.

Greg Egan
Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely.

Greg Egan
Being rewarded for anything other than the quality of their work is the fastest way to screw-up a writer-and it isn't only new ones who suffer from that.

Greg Egan
Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.

Greg Egan
Even if I have no trouble producing new work for another 40 years, the publishing industry is sure to go through some major upheavals.

Greg Egan
Fandom is about fandom, it's a great big social club.

Greg Egan
I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some bad decisions with Lost Highway.

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I don't have any structured grand plan; I just intend to keep writing about the things that interest me-some of which change, some of which don't.

Greg Egan
I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.

Greg Egan
I think my non-attendance at conventions was never of the slightest interest to more than a handful of people: a tiny fraction of Australian fandom, which itself is a tiny fraction of the SF readership.

Greg Egan
I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.

Greg Egan
I was born in Perth in 1961. I have a BSc in Mathematics. I've worked as a computer programmer, mostly in jobs supporting medical research. But I've been writing full-time since 1992.

Greg Egan
I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger. About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck, and They Might Be Giants.

Greg Egan
I've been taking longer to write stories lately.

Greg Egan
I've put a conscious effort into updating my maths and physics education, which had grown very rusty. I'm reading postgraduate-level physics textbooks these days, rather than relying on popularisations.

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