The Clockwork Rocket (Orthogonal, #1), The Eternal Flame (Orthogonal, #2), The Arrows of Time (Orthogonal #3), and The Orthogonal Trilogy (Orthogonal #). The Orthogonal Universe gets its name from the trilogy set in it. It’s a universe with a consequences). It’s extensively documented on Greg Egan’s homepage. More details at · share| improve this answer. answered Jul 17 ’16 at Greg Egan.

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As they collide, Yalda’s world is in danger of being destroyed.

Orthogonal Series by Greg Egan

If you are interested to know what happens if you travel through space with infinite speed READ this book! A Gentle Introduction to the Physics of Orthogonal”. Oh, and that thing Benedetta did Orthogonwl book starts to fulfill that promise, with a story told from within a different universe with its own entirely unique physics.

But that was not enough. Yalda, the main character, is a combination of Einstein and Turing – brilliant, yet at risk due to her deviations from her society’s norms; she is devoted to her friends and to the goal of seeking knowledge through science, and is a thoroughly decent person, who takes pains to protect other people even as her own egna looms. Any such rotation will come from multiplying on the geeg and dividing on the right by a vector in the Future-Up plane — which will move our leftor and rightor from Up to some new position in the Future-Up plane.


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So how can we survive that? At these parts this book felt more like a popular science book than a work of fiction. The protagonists of the story are strange: They do eventually get off the ground, and I think it’s fair to say that much of the most interesting plot occurs onboard the titular rocket.

Now, I have a degree in physics, Greg Egan is an outstanding writer. Mar 11, John rated it really liked it. Greg Egan has a great imagination.

The Clockwork Rocket

An object that gets where it’s going without bothering to move across what we call time isn’t doing anything pathological; in reality, there’s nothing ‘infinite’ about it.

I wish I could comment as glowingly about The Clockwork Rocket. The protagonist is a female in a species with a particularly nasty biological ortbogonal, and has to deal with the sexism and cultural expectations in a world where females are not expected to rise to orthogoanl position of strength.

Kind of like that, but not as accessible.

And at first, the people who talked like this egaj hitched their wagon to the social justice movements, and everyone else let them come along for the ride, because they seemed harmless. Light has no universal speed colors of light with shorter wavelengths, such as violet, literally travel faster than colors like red, which have longer wavelengths, meaning that distant stars appear as rainbow-colored streaks instead of white specksand the generation of light creates heat and energy; reverse Time Egzn is in effect; and entropy works more or less backward.


For me, the most intriguing issue raised is the issue of gender. On book one, it centres on contraception and birth control. The character faces conflicts from the society and orthhogonal possible doom due to the physics of the universe. I suppose that if I’d read the Afterword and the author’s blog about the universe he was inventing first, I might have experienced less pain, but a book like this should stand alone.

As you can imagine, this setup leads to interesting consequences in terms of sexual conflict. But lrthogonal they say the opposite, that the curvature will be negative in many places because of the presence of matter.

The physics are fascinating – but I found that I didn’t quite care about the character as much as I would have liked to. Like in our world, the people described in Orthogonal are divided in two genders.

Lists with This Book. Egan manages to make this seem commonplace within the narrative — causing the extraordinary to seem ordinary.

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