Accelerando, by Charles Stross
Finished this last night. It's taken me a while. Not nearly as gripping as Iron Sunrise
or Singularity Sky
- mainly because it's not so much episodic as addicted to re-tooling at every chapter heading. There is
a continuity of character and tone, but it took me a while to adapt.
Echoes of Vernor Vinge's Marooned in Realtime
and Neil Gaiman's The Books of Magic
. Not that there's much similarity - it just made me think of those.
I suspect that Mr Stross is one scarily intelligent person, too. It's full
of references, figures, terminology and technology that could just be well-written technobabble, but having recognised, uh, one( Collapse )
, I feel no need to doubt that practically everything else in there is probably bang-on. Speaking as a lazy reader and an even lazier writer (I make everything up), colour me impressed. Hearing him speak at Worldcon meant I already had this impression, but the books don't hurt. Current Mood: I missed Herman, though