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The characters and plot are thin and the prose is loaded to the gills with jargon, much of it not even very good.
While it was vocabulary enhancing the author could have used much more common words to express the same thought and the flow of the book would have been much improved.
Unfortunately I knew as much about Manfred, the lead character tying the book somewhat together, at that point as I knew at the end of the book.
I'm a big fan of futurism novels ... and I tried to like this I really did. He has some interesting ideas ... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Katie
An excellent book. If you read slowly you'll go insane. Read slow, fast, and faster towards the end (as you would do for any accelerando in music) and it is better. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ian Derrington
I highly encourage you to buy this book if you're into futurism, transhumanism, cyberpunk, or modern sci-fi in general. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Douglas James Marvel
I have heard a few authors that I like speak highly of this book, so I gave a try. I read about 10% of the book. It barely kept my attention. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. D. Asher
Wherein Stross nerd wanks his vision of the future, via a series of short stories tangentially connected by the main character (who isn't who you think it is). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
In his blog, Stross says it took him five years to write this. I believe him. It's so dense and full of amazing ideas.Published 2 months ago by Shane T White