Permutation City Setting & Symbolism

Greg Egan
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Sydney

Sydney is a major city in Australia. It is the home of Paul Durham and Maria Deluca

Permutation City

Permutation City is the central area of Elysium, the universe launched by Paul Durham. It is designed by Malcolm Carter.

Elysium

Elysium is the name given to the TVC universe launched by Paul Durham at the center point of the novel. It exists of several private areas surrounding the central Permutation City. It also contains the Autoverse, a separate world that runs within it.

Lambert

Lambert is the name of a virtual planet designed by Maria Deluca with the intention of testing whether life could evolve on its own under the rules of the Autoverse. Intelligent life does evolve, and Maria and Paul Durham journey to Lambert to contact the inhabitants.

Autoverse

Autoverse is a cellular automation program that allows users to experiment with physical and biological processes...

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