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Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.
I have a rule that goes: the first time I read a book is to find out what happens, and subsequent times are to learn why things happened. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Craig K. Lewis
This is not Mr. Stross' best work but if you understand anything about computers and are a fan of police procedurals the concept works very well. Read morePublished 23 days ago by P. M. Whitehouse
Well, Stross is my newest favorite author. His books always make me smile and engaged in his quirky characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ruffmouse
I like the ideas behind Rule 34. What I didn't like was the time I spent deciphering the jargon and the "slang" of the future. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kimberfest
I had a lot of trouble getting into this book. It's written in second person, from three major viewpoints with other random viewpoints thrown in occasionally. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BookWyrm
I am a Stross fan and did enjoy this novel. However, the last couple of chapters did not do the novel justice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Keogh
I love the way Stross writes, his use of neologisms and insightful predictions about the not-too-distant future. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marcelo Ruiz Camauer
...just not as interesting or enjoyable as the Laundry Files series. Stross has good stories, but sometimes - like in the Merchant series - I can't get interested. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Brown
I was going to write something detailed but then I realized I couldn't do it without spoiling the whole book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alexander Gray