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Sunday, June 04, 2006

World Cup 2106



Greg Egan

Currently reading Rainbows End - it is very good btw, but curiously flawed in a way that is consistent with the flaws in Fast Times at Fairmont High, but more on that later - anyway there is an amusing aside there to "Egan Soccer" in an illustrative discussion on consensual reality.
Hm, thought I, sounds familiar.

Off to EganSpace we jump (and if you don't read Greg Egan, you should).

Quantum Soccer!

With Applets! And a full explanation of the math, and the context from the original story,.

Enjoy!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Brian Lacki said...

Thanks -- when I read it, I was wondering if it was something that really was in Egan's stories. So far, I've only got around to reading Diaspora and part of Schild's Ladder, which were what Webster's had. Vinge does make a few references to future additions to current stories, though, so it was possible that it was something Egan would write in the future.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Steinn said...

Try Axiomatic - his short stories are astonishingly good, his novels are mostly very good but flawed on occasion.

10:49 PM  

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