Charles Stross's Iron Sunrise – 50 Book Challenge

Iron Sunrise
Stross, Charles
A loose sequel to Singularity Sky in that it continues the adventures of that book’s protagonists, Iron Sunrise is a much more coherent and compelling story. Stross is setting up a nice post-singularity universe where the potent technologies and capabilities of his heros are nicely offset by equally potent capabilities among the bad guys.

Nobody’s a villain in their own story and Stross tells a great tale about how human conflict will continue to play out in a future filled with plausibly advanced technology and plausibly flawed human beings. Stross in definitely now on my list of must read authors.