Diaspora: A Novel

Greg Egan

The simple implementation of extremely difficult mathematical and scientific concepts is characteristic of Egan’s hard science fiction, Diaspora: A Novel. If not his mathiest book, Diaspora may be the book in which the optimal balance of story, concepts, and math is achieved. A firm understanding of how math research and theory operate and how the mind of a mathematically inclined person views the world is something else Egan brings to this tale of future humanity that has been divided into three distinct groupings. One of which is the physical descendants of the human gene pool, the others not—all of whom are facing a catastrophic galactic event. This is a science fiction novel that will pique the interest of math enthusiasts.