Dark Integers and Other Stories

7 best books like Dark Integers and Other Stories (Greg Egan): The Calculating Stars, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, The Outside, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, Alice Payne Arrives, Eifelheim

The Calculating Stars
AuthorMary Robinette Kowal
ISBN0765378388
On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat...
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
AuthorDouglas R. Hofstadter
ISBN0465026567
Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of...
The Outside
AuthorAda Hoffmann
ISBN0857668145
Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity. But when she activates it, reality warps, destroying the space station and everyone aboard. The AI Gods who rule the galaxy declare her work heretical, and Yasira is abducted by their...
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
AuthorDeborah Blum
ISBN1594202435
Deborah Blum, writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction, shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. In The Poisoner's Handbook Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days...
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
AuthorAtul Gawande
ISBN0312421702
A year or more ago, I mistakenly placed a review for Gawande's book Better under this title. I have fixed the mix up, and I have now read Complications.

Gawande is pure pleasure to read. His writing is fluid and full of germane examples as he addresses big issues like error and incompetence as well...
Alice Payne Arrives
AuthorKate Heartfield
A disillusioned major, a highwaywoman, and a war raging across time.

It’s 1788 and Alice Payne is the notorious highway robber, the Holy Ghost. Aided by her trusty automaton, Laverna, the Holy Ghost is feared by all who own a heavy purse.

It’s 1889 and Major Prudence Zuniga is once...
AuthorMichael Flynn
ISBN0765300966
In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and has never been resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon, become interested. Tom indeed becomes obsessed. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't and that violates everything Tom...
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