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Halting State - Charles Stross
Halting State
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In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon... show more
In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both...
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780441014989 (0441014984)
ASIN: 0441014984
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
4.0 Halting State
[b:Halting State|222472|Halting State|Charles Stross|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1232769480s/222472.jpg|930563] is a fun read and the characters are worth cheering for (not always the case in science fiction).It's not Charlie's most thought-provoking work, but I'm happy I read it (and wished I'...
Read on Ascraeus
Read on Ascraeus rated it
4.0 Halting State
Hugely enjoyable read. loses a star for the second person viewpoint.
davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
I started reading this but found it too irritating to finish.
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
This is a quote from Cory Doctorow's Little Brother about X-Net:"The best part of this is how it made me feel: in control. My technology was working for me, serving me, protecting me. It wasn’t spying on me. This is why I loved technology; if you used it right it could give you power and privacy."Th...
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
Not quite as good as Rule 34, though again the blink-and-its-here extrapolation of the way technology will reshape political, economic and personal life is great - simultaneously completely ridiculous and utterly plausible.
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