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Diaspora

(1997)
A novel by

 
The boldest and most wildly speculative writer of our time, Greg Egan has envisioned a quantum Brave New World-a masterful saga of a time when not only human life, but fleshly reality itself, will be nothing but a memory...

It is the thirtieth century. The "world" has evolved into a vast network of probes, satellites, and servers knitting the solar system into one scape from the outer planets to the sun. Humanity, too, has reconfigured itself. Most people have chosen immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others have opted for disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world. A few holdouts stubbornly remain fleshers struggling to shape an antiquated existence in the muck and jungle of Earth.

And then there is the Orphan, a genderless digital being grown from a mind seed.

When an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers, it awakens the polises to the possibility of their own extinction from bizarre astrophysical processes that seemingly violate fundamental laws of nature. It is up to the Orphan and a group of refugees to find the knowledge that will save them all--a search that will lead them on a quantum adventure to a higher dimension beyond the macrocosmos....

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1999 : USA Turtleback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-606-18687-5 / 978-0-606-18687-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-06-105281-7 / 978-0-06-105281-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eos
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September 1997 : UK Hardback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-85798-438-2 / 978-1-85798-438-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Diaspora: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-542-4 / 978-1-59780-542-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-08209-7 / 978-0-575-08209-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-06-105798-3 / 978-0-06-105798-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eos
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-7528-0925-3 / 978-0-7528-0925-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-85798-439-0 / 978-1-85798-439-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-5113-9948-1 / 978-1-5113-9948-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Greg Egan
Availability: Amazon   

December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Diaspora
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   



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