My review of Greg Egan's Incandescence is out this month in Australian Book Review. Here is the opening paragraph:
What do you do when you can live for thousands of years, travel nearly everywhere you wish in the galaxy, and customise your environment and your body to be exactly the way you like? When there is no risk of starvation, injury or disease? When your back-up simply takes over when, for some reason, you die? What do you do when the whole universe is your playground and you’re just plain bored?
Greg, if you're out there, I think I am nearly brave enough to want to know your reactions .......
Drosera capensis - I’ve remembered to label my Drosera capensis with italics.
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