Re: Permutation City

Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 09:19:06 MDT

On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Paul Hughes wrote:

> I just got around to reading this book and loved it!
> For those who've read it what do you think of Egan' 'Dust
> Theory' espoused in the book?

I agree that there are problems with the peculiar "takeover of reality"
effect Egan shows as happening with the dust theory. But the thing
that really bothered me about the book was the manner in which the dust
theory was originated within the story. The guy who came up with it
did so on the basis of personal experience. It has been a long time
since I read the story so I no longer remember the details. I wonder
if someone could summarize what his personal experience was that made
him believe the dust theory was true.


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