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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.
Well, Stross is my newest favorite author. His books always make me smile and engaged in his quirky characters. Read morePublished 21 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Keogh
I love the way Stross writes, his use of neologisms and insightful predictions about the not-too-distant future. Read morePublished 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago by Alexander Gray
In the end, I liked this book. Meaning: I found the last third of it really very enjoyable, enough to warrant 4 stars overall: Things are happening at a fast pace, all the dominoes... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gregory F. Pfister
The plot moves along at decent pace with some interesting characters. The story is Ok, but not great - no great ideas or concepts. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C