Charles Stross’s Singularity Sky – 50 book challenge

Singularity Sky
Stross, Charles
Singularity Sky is one of the nominees for this year’s Hugo Award for best science fiction novel. While it was a good read, I don’t think it is quite up to that caliber. Definitely worth your time if you are a science fiction fan. It explores a couple of different themes in interesting ways, although they don’t quite all hang together. On one hand, it’s a story of the collision between stagnant culture and a post-Singularity information culture. That sets up a bunch of neat ideas worth thinking about. On the other hand, there’s also a sort of love-story between two agents behind enemy lines thing going on. These two major threads connect loosely, but not as well as you’d like. Overall, Stross is a very inventive mind and I’ll be looking for his other work as it comes to market. In the meantime, I’ve started reading his blog, Charlie’s Diary, which is equally stimulating