New book from Stross

I’m in the middle of Halting State right now. It’s very good, the sort of massively technophilic orgy of creative extrapolation that shows Stross at his best. I’ll write a full review next week, in the meantime, suffice it to say that if you like tech porn or games, you have to get this book.

Text sample: “Good, I need to go get something to eat; I’m starving.” She paused for a couple of seconds. “Well, see you tomorrow, then.”

You smiled. “See you.”

A minute later, you sat bolt upright in your chair and swore at yourself for missing a hidden query – but you’re more at home with SQL than socialization: innuendo wasn’t a language they taught in CS lab.