Teranesia

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Teranesia
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First edition
AuthorGreg Egan
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherGollancz
Publication date
1999
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages248
ISBN0-575-06854-X
OCLC41388662

Teranesia is a 1999 science fiction novel by Greg Egan. The novel won the 2000 Ditmar Award for Best Novel but Egan declined to accept the award.

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The novel explores an unusual connection between molecular genetics and quantum computing, with criticism of some of what it considers the excesses of postmodernism. However, most of the novel focuses on future south-east Asian politics (Egan criticizes Indonesian imperialism and Australian treatment of refugees), repressed childhood guilt, evolutionary biology and academic life. As often in Egan's books, there is some focus on sexuality: this is one of the few times the lead character is gay.

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