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Charles Stross writes hard SF, paranormal espionage and near-future techno-thrillers with equal facility and intelligence ... Stross skilfully and accessibly demonstrates how reality is affected by virtual technology, and how life in Europe could soon change as a result Guardian Weird and wonderful... a dizzying whirl of insights, beautiful and addictive The Sun A diamond-sharp piece of SF... a seriously entertaining and twisted crime thriller SFX --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 loved halting state and was hoping for more of that caliber here. Sadly, Stross never seemed to convince me that there was depth to the chapters I was reading about/whose eyes I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charlie
One of the best stories I have ever read. Makes me want to read more of his work. A pleasure.Published 3 months ago by alfred j. gonzalez
This author gave me a new way to look at a possible future life. Very thought provoking.Published 3 months ago by Greg
Not as good as the previous book, Halting State, but still entertaining.Published 4 months ago by Michael
Not as good as it's prequel and with an unsatisfying resolution. All the same this is still Stross who has a great point of view on technology and society and great character... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christopher Davis
Charles Stross dramatizes some of the most interesting technical trends of anyone writing just now. I started with his Laundry series for fun reads, and have enjoyed branching... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a science fiction fan, but I don't think this is a good book, the style is odd.Published 9 months ago by justin barszczowski
Great book, puts forth a very real possibility of near future. It is scary in retrospect, but while reading it was fun and easily followed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by chokolada