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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.
Engaging read, containing big ideas with a mostly human drama. Explores what it might be like to be human when we do the majority of our thinking outside our body, can be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nebbish Kin
Great book. Loved the whole man/machine synergy, very technological.Published 1 month ago by Mike Jolly
This book is a clear cut example of a possible future timeline that is both humorous and believable. Many times you will read a science fiction novel that just feels unbelievable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. pepper
I enjoyed the conept of singularity and how the future might play out with robots. However, like many have pointed out, Stross' superfulous use of made up language makes it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sergio Cadavid
This book was originally several short stories - and stories without that much internal structure to them at that: they don't really, at least for me, generate much in the way of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JD
I'll mention the bad stuff first. This book, particularly the first half, was a difficult read. I was considering stopping reading it at about halfway through because it was so... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles Koeppen