Permutation City - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Greg Egan
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Chapters 4-6 Summary

Chapter 4 is dated November, 2050. Maria meets her boyfriend Aden at a club where four bands are playing simultaneously with the people in the audience listening to the band they choose over headphones. Aden has news that he has been offered a job in the music department at a university in Seoul, Korea, and he seems to want Maria to come with him, but she is uncertain.

Maria returns to her home that night and logs back into the Autoverse. She checks on her cultures of A. lamberti and is astonished to see that a few of the organisms seem to be digesting the mutose. She tries to feed these adapted organisms some nutrose and they die. For the first time an Autoverse organism has adapted. She is elated. As one of a very few serious Autoverse users she knows she has...

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