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A trans-singularity classic.
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"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."
Manfred's on the road again, making strangers rich.
It's a hot summer Tuesday, and ...
Copyright 2005 by Charles StrossBack to top
Reviewed by saycestsay on May 30, 2009
Lots of good stories here, unique visions of the world that could be; told in a nervous, disconnected style I am just unable to appreciate, this might be the last Charles Stross I attempt to read. Hugo winner, however, so plenty of other folks appreciate his style.
Reviewed by Dinosaur on Feb 23, 2009
Really torn on this one
The vision of this book is breathtaking, but the narrative is jerky and awkward at times. Chapters 4-7 were the height, in my opinion. The transcendence of the concepts made what had come before worth the opacity and confusion. But characters get dropped and left behind, and I found the end deeply unsatisfying -- a real disappointment after all that had come before. The book is a glorious attempt, and I respect and am awed by what the author was trying to do, but I think it's held back from true greatness by a key bit of incoherence.
Reviewed by BillSeitz on Jun 25, 2008
one of my favorite books of last few years
Esp the first third, where things are relatively close to current reality. Awesome vision of transitional period.
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