Halting State by Charles Stross audiobook

Halting State

By Charles Stross
Read by Robert Ian MacKenzie

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Halting State Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664501430

  • ISBN: 9781664609266

Runtime: 13.49 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Nominated for the 2008 Locus Award

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls Hugo winner Charles Stross' novel Halting State a "brilliantly conceived techno-crime thriller." The year is 2012, and China, India, and the United States are waging an infowar for economic domination. With innocent gamers mere pawns in the hands of electronic intelligence agencies, programmer Jack Reed is tasked with ferreting out the plot of those who would gladly trade global turmoil for personal gain. "The act of creation seems to come easily to Charles Stross . [He] is peerless at dreaming up devices that could conceivably exist in 6, 60, or 600 years."-New York Times

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“He displays a knack for turning outrageously improbable speculation into certainty in this fast-paced, skillfully constructed computational mirror-maze.” Kirkus Reviews
“Stross’s fast-paced sci-fi techno-thriller shows promise as a series opener.” Library Journal
“This brilliantly conceived techno-crime thriller spreads a black humor frosting over the grim prospect of the year 2012…Stross creates a deeply immersive story, writing all three perspectives in the authoritative second-person style of video game instructions and gleefully spiking the intrigue with virtual Orcs, dragons and swordplay. The effortless transformation of today's technological frustrations into tomorrow's nightmare realities is all too real for comfort.” Publishers Weekly
“As keenly observant of our emergent society as it is our emergent technologies, Halting State is one extremely smart species of fun.” William Gibson, New York TImes bestselling author
“A clever, compelling, and masterful piece of near-future science fiction from one of the genre’s hottest writers, Stross’ extrapolation of current trends into future realities is fascinating, and astute readers will delight in figuring out how he jumps from point A to point B.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Stross

Author Bio: Charles Stross

Charles Stross is the author of the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels, including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn’s Children. Born in Leeds, England, in 1964, Stross studied in London and Bradford, earning degrees in pharmacy and computer science. Over the next decade and a half he worked as a pharmacist, a technical writer, a software engineer, and eventually as a prolific journalist covering the IT industry. His short fiction began attracting wide attention in the late 1990s; his first novel, Singularity Sky, appeared in 2003. He has subsequently won the Hugo Award twice. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a flat that is slightly older than the state of Texas.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English