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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.
Not my normal cup of tea, but I read based on other recommendations. I found a few of the viewpoint characters actively unpleasant - it was difficult to read those sections. Read morePublished 16 days ago by jlmj
Who picks the atrocious cover art for Charles Stross' books?!
This is solid Stross -- a well-imagined world in a possible future that raises questions about the nature of... Read more
My favorite rule of the internet! so i must confess that i skimmed the preview and it was meh... if you name your book after a meme like rule 34 I expect some truly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tetalia
Disappointed. I LOVE this author's other works, yet this one I just cant get into. The first person 'you' narrative is a little off putting and so far the story isnt making me want... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The singularity is approached from a place I had never considered before in this novel. A mass-murder mystery, it asks us to imagine the near future amalgamation of political... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark
This is another good story in the line of Halting State - same kind of technology and atmosphere. Might even be a good re-read after seeing the true nature of the story.Published 2 months ago by David Boevers
This is an interesting effort, the creepy thing is that the dystopia that Stross posits here is not that it is way out there and unbelievable but that it is way too close to today... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Glenn A. Hendricks
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 4 months ago by Craig K. Lewis