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thank you Euphro for suggesting this author - fantastic ideas, frightening, exhilarating futurism, better written than the other Stross books I've read but it's a shame about the ending

Posted by Dhamaka

9th Jan 2007, 11:14   | tags:,,


Alfie says:

It's a shame about the ending!?!?! Jeeez! I am just about to read this too...

9th Jan 2007, 11:29

jc1000000 says:

what's it about? where's it set?

9th Jan 2007, 11:31

Dhamaka says:

Alfie - it won't disappoint you

JC- that's a difficult one. Earth and this Solar System ....mostly... virtually.....

9th Jan 2007, 16:23

Euphro says:

It's definitely bursting with ideas, on all scales. I love the fact that the first thing the main character does in the opening part of the book is to moblog their arrival in Amsterdam :D

9th Jan 2007, 16:28

Dhamaka says:

absolutely - in terms of ideas on all scales - believable futures too - it has got to be in the top three of all books I've read

9th Jan 2007, 16:33

jc1000000 says:

Sounds cool! I just asked where it was set cos i think accelerando is portuguese for accelerating.

10th Jan 2007, 16:40

Dhamaka says:

and it's a fitting title

10th Jan 2007, 21:35

Alfie says:

Charlie Stross is amazing - I have the book now and am starting it in the next couple of days (after I finish the MONSTER sized Judas Unchained by Peter Hamilton).

11th Jan 2007, 00:38

Dhamaka says:

I liked Peter Hamilton's earlier Nano series. He can certainly write and his universes are very consistent but these new ones are so unremittingly dark

11th Jan 2007, 06:40

Alfie says:

Totally, very dark. Reading this starflyer series I just began to feel sorry for him (and almost all other sci fi writers working today) that Ian M Banks has already created the ideal universe in The Culture novels. Now if only he'd bloody well hurry up and write another instead of these books on whisky.

11th Jan 2007, 11:32

Alfie says:

Just reading this now; very good but I'm just giggling over Manfred Macx essentially being a sum of Cory Doctorow and Warren Ellis (both noted as kind initial readers of the work).

17th Jan 2007, 21:02

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