I think "Greg Egan" is a woman.

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  1. nquixote

    nquixote trolling > dissertation

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    Greg Egan is a recluse, who states with perfect confidence that no photos of "him" appear on the internet.

    The more I read of "his" books, the more convinced I am that he is a woman writing under a pseudonym...It's very hard to say exactly why, and any specific characteristic of the writing to which I pointed would be inaccurate and sexist. It's just a sneaking suspicion...
     
  2. Loerwyn

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    And so what if he is? Or maybe he's a transman. Or maybe it's something Greg doesn't wish to share, and we should respect that?
     
  3. suciul

    suciul Read interesting books

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    You are completely wrong; just talked with Mr. Egan a few weeks ago when he penned a post for FBC and he is a scientist from the future (when gender loses a definite sense like in the Culture) who is visiting our timeline to give us hints about how the universe really works :)
     
  4. Dawnstorm

    Dawnstorm Master Obfuscator

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    Greg Egan is Australian. So is the platypus.

    I've never talked to Greg Egan. I've never talked to a platypus either.

    Evidence mounts.
     
  5. Chuffalump

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    One finds oneself rolling around on the floor laughing.:D:D
     
  6. Danogzilla

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    When I perform the calculations the numbers never come up saying a female platypus scientist from the future can't have come back to tell us how things went.
     
  7. Omphalos

    Omphalos Orthodox Herbertian

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    I been tellin' people for years that "Greg Egan" is really Alice Sheldon. I know this is true because I've never talked to Alice Sheldon!
     
  8. Danogzilla

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    Come to think of it, I haven't either.
     
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    You must all be right, because I've never spoken to you before!
     
  10. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    I met Greg Egan on a spaceship near Saturn's rings a couple years back.