Saturday, June 18, 2005

Faster faster

Charlie Stross has made his new novel, Accelerando, available as a free e-book (via a bunch of blogs). It should be a lot of fun, even if you would prefer to wait for the tree-book. Stross takes classic sf tropes, thoroughly rethinks them, and packs them full of Neat Ideas and eyeball kicks.

Singularity Sky hangs out at the playground with Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod. It's a space opera about a backward society undone by affluence, including "the brightly colored sporks of revolution."

The Atrocity Archives takes HP Lovecraft, mixes in the classic British spy thriller, and updates the mix for the Information Age. Alan Turing's obscure theorem on "Phase Conjugate Grammars for Extra-dimensional Summoning" explains how it all works.

The Family Trade has been described as "Amber with economics." An investigative journalist takes on a quasi-magical aristocracy.


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