Self-Reference ENGINE

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  • Title: Self-Reference ENGINE
  • Author: Toh EnJoe Terry Gallagher
  • ISBN: 9781421549361
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback

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About "Toh EnJoe Terry Gallagher"

  1. Toh EnJoe Terry Gallagher

    Toh EnJoe Japanese Hepburn Enj T , pen name born September 15, 1972 is a Japanese author His works are usually literary fiction, speculative fiction or science fiction.Born in 1972 in Sapporo, he graduated from the physics department of Tohoku University, then went on to the graduate school at University of Tokyo and received Ph.D for a mathematical physical study on the natural languages He worked as a post doc researcher at several research institutes for seven years, then abandoned the academic career in 2007 and found a programmer job at a software firm resigns in 2008 to become a full time writer.In 2006, he submitted Self Reference ENGINE to a science fiction novel contest Komatsu Saky Award Although it did not win the award none did in this year , it was published from Hayakawa Shob in 2007 At almost same time, his short story Obu za b sb ru Of The Baseball won the contest of literary magazine Bungakukai, which became his debut in literary fiction 3 His literary fictions are often dense with allusions Labyrinthine annotations were added to Uy shitan when it was published in book form in 2009, where there were none when published initially in literary magazine Often, his science fiction works take motif from mathematics The narrator of Boy s Surface 2007 is a morphism, and the title is a reference to a geometrical notion In Moonshine 2009 , natural numbers are sentient through a savant s mind s eye in a field of the monster group.Project Itoh s Genocidal Organ was also a finalist of Komatsu Saky Award contest and published from Hayakawa Shob in 2007, along with Enjoe s Self Reference ENGINE Since then they often appeared together at science fiction conventions and interviews, and collaborated in a few works, until Itoh s death of cancer in 2009.At the press conference after the announcement of Enjoe s Akutagawa Prize in January 2012, he revealed the plan to complete Itoh s unfinished novel Shisha no teikoku It was published in August 2012, and received the Special Award of Nihon SF Taisho.


  1. This is the sort of the book that will either blow your mind or leave you confused and annoyed Unfortunately, I fall into the latter category.Self Reference ENGINE is not a novel, not an anthology it is a SELF REFERENCE ENGINE What it is is very weird science fiction surrealism, with a thin thread of I won t call it a plot, like a theme or some common ideas running through disjointed chapters that sometimes refer to one another and sometimes seem dropped in at random from some other book.At the [...]

  2. Maybe not the best, but the most interesting book I ve read in 2013, and a milestone for high concept SF, especially in translation Full review at Mixer Publishing blog.mixerpublishing p 2369

  3. Division of fractions escape by eraser befuddlement of symbiotic intelligences this book romps through the broken shards of time space which have been fractured irrevocably by the Event A warped imagination underpins this mathematical fairy tale and creates delightful rabbit holes to stumble down into An alternative narrative, loosely based on many different characters works admirably because of the unusual setting a universe that has been shattered into countless other universes of variable tim [...]

  4. The genre of ideas How often have we heard science fiction, fantasy, c described as such Isn t that the great justification for volunteering ourselves to the genre ghetto, for ignoring the Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates to focus on the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winners instead But it s frustrating for all this talk about science fiction being a genre of ideas, there don t seem to be a whole lot of ideas going around.Enter Toh EnJoe A physicist A novelist And not simply a sci [...]

  5. There are certain lines of reasoning that, if you ve spent much time around logic, abstract mathematics, or theoretical computer science, seem both entirely reasonable and entirely absurd Toh EnJoe a pen name, if you re wondering has written an entire book out of these, a collection of 20 or so linked and multiply linked, if we are to believe the story graph at the beginning of the book short stories that tell the story of a world in which something very strange has happened to the nature of rea [...]

  6. Wow, this is a book that demands a lot from the reader But there are some rewards for sticking with it It s not a traditional narrative, at all It s like a series of short stories that have a narrative connection It s quite a mindbender, and it s not like anything you ve read before.If you want straight character and plot, this is not the right book However, if you want strange and new ideas, this is a masterpiece The author clearly knows his science and infuses each chapter with interesting id [...]

  7. The stories in this experimental sci fi book may include talking socks, disappearing text on a catfish statue, an inexplicable joystick, and no less than 22 inert Freuds Sigmund how ever did Grandma collect so many of him.If that paragraph made you think, oh this is full of non sequitors like Hitchhikers, and I love Hitchhikers, just stop This book is sometimes poignant, existential, thought provoking and above all, rigorous My brain is exhausted.Read the full review on GeekyLibrary.

  8. I really enjoyed this one as it warns in its cover blurb, it s neither a novel with a straightforward narrative, nor an anthology of self contained short stories It s of a series of interconnected vignettes set at various points following some kind of event that shattered time and space, and often involving powerful AIs Not easy to describe, but just the kind of experimental weirdness that works well for me, and a lot of really neat concepts dealing with time, artificial intelligence, conscious [...]

  9. Le dar a 3,5 estrellas Esperaba una prosa mucho m s elaborada, eso me ha desilusionado un poco, pero en l neas genrales me ha gustado No me atrever a a recomendarlo no es un libro para todo el mundo, ni siquiera para todos los fans de CF Recoge veinte historias muy desiguales hay CF hard, relatos absurdos, surrealismo, y Weird dom stico Apto para el que busque un texto que se salga de los c nones, y que explore conceptos filos ficos, culturales y cient ficos.

  10. A fascinating read It s definitely a single narrative despite the common propensity to compare it to a collection of short stories, it s just not a simple, linear narrative Essentially it takes a bunch of difficult ideas such as altering the past and forgoes the usual arbitrary rules and omissions that writers make so that they can tell a single, clear story.

  11. Not really a novel, not really a short story collection, but something in between A mosaic novel, maybe It doesn t really matter, the point is that Self Reference Engine is this heady mix of hard SF and surrealism It takes the notion of the multiverse and pokes and prods at it until the very concept becomes both unremarkable and nonsensical Its also very funny.

  12. I read this book in March 2014 and the experienced stopped me in my tracks at as I wasn t ready to write a review for it yet and I kept postponing I wanted it to be a thorough review, because it s such a fantastic book I ve recommended it widely to people, especially if they re interested in innovative SF that experiments with form, is something unique So, I m going to let go of my great review plans and just say it s absolutely fantastic People should really read this one, if any one It s a cla [...]

  13. A very different kind of book Completely non linear and fragmented It is kind of surreal So you don t know what is real, what is imagined There is a main thread of the paradoxes of going back in time and altering events That is the self reference Every chapter seems like an independent vignette and it kind of ties in at the end At a broad level, it is the story of war between humans and computers But then you are not really sure who is fighting who The book is quite philosophical in a mathematic [...]

  14. A mindfuck, no doubt Does need to be considered as a whole, as IMO a novel about the giant corpora of knowledge, though some of the chapters read as great short stories others don t A lotta concepts here require a ton of exposition, and it s incredibly difficult for him to do that expository work while remaining narratively satisfying Still, mostly he does bogs down a little in the final quarter Won t even pretend to firmly grasp the novel, the timelines, the tech etc, but could see enjoy numero [...]

  15. I have few words to describe how good this book is I have fewer still to describe what it is.What it is, is mind bending It s one those books where, when you get deeply involved in the book, you have reorient yourself to the real world when you take your eyes off of it You would not be at all surprised, when you look up, to find that History, technology, and perhaps even the laws of physics had changed while you weren t looking.And Terry Gallagher s translation is pitch perfect It s hard to beli [...]

  16. This book may be brilliant but it was well over my head Torturous and unpleasant to read though some of the themes are interesting.

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