Permutation City - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Greg Egan
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Chapters 7-9 Summary

Chapter 7 is dated November 2050. Maria is visiting her mother, Francesca, who tells her she has a form of cancer that will eventually kill her. Maria wants her mother to be scanned before she dies so that her copy can keep living, but her mother says she has no intention of being scanned. They argue about it, with

Maria not understanding why her mother would not want to be scanned.

Maria returns home and runs through her electronic mail. She has several messages in response to her letter to the Autoverse journal, but only one truly interests her. It is from Paul Durham. He says he has read about her results with A. lamberti and wonders if she is interested in being paid to take her research further. He leaves his number.

Chapter 8 is dated November, 2050. Thomas Riemann reflects on his meeting...

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