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Singularity Sky (Singularity Sky, Bk 1)
Singularity Sky - Singularity Sky, Bk 1
Author: Charles Stross
In the twenty-first century, life as we know it changed. Faster-than-light travel was perfected, and the Eschaton, a superhuman artificial intelligence, was born. Four hundred years later, the far-flung colonies that arose as a result of these events scattered over three thousand years of time and a thousand parsecs of space -- are beginning to ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441011797
ISBN-10: 0441011799
Publication Date: 6/29/2004
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 79 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Singularity Sky (Singularity Sky, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 8
Stross' first novel is ambitious in spades and successful a striking amount of the time. Some may find the satire laid on a bit thick - others will find it delicious. He has been accused of being a bit on the cold side but this book is such fun that I simply can't go along with that assessment. Plus I like his main characters.

This is one of those books that may infuriate you if you don't get the jokes: you'll find the author a little too smart for his own good. But Stross' ideas are stunning and -- in my opinion -- he pulls you right along if you will let him.

Not recounting the plot. That is for you to discover.
reviewed Singularity Sky (Singularity Sky, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
What happens when a galactic overmind oversees causality violations to protect its post-singularity existence? "Singularity Sky" blows open a whole new way of looking at the galaxy, in a rip-roaring, politically savvy, and hugely fun book.
reviewed Singularity Sky (Singularity Sky, Bk 1) on + 260 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Just re-read this for the Xenagia book club and enjoyed it. I found a lot of little details I enjoyed and character details that I think go a long way to answering criticisms that Mansour and Martin are ciphers.

Its a lot of fun and I'm glad I re-read it.
reviewed Singularity Sky (Singularity Sky, Bk 1) on + 204 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a strange book -- part future-tech espionage, part space battle, and part crazy post-singularity world where wishes are granted without a second thought.

And: that was enjoyable. Like the other Stross book I've read, _Halting State_, the story gets chaotic about 3/4 through, and it's easy to get confused when all the insanity strikes, but I actually *liked* the characters here, and the plot was a fun one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good old fashioned Science Fiction, which is rare these days. Very enjoyable read.
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