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Charles Stross's visionary (Library Journal) debut novel Singularity Sky was hailed as a carnival of ideas (Michael Swanwick) and sealed his reputation as the writer who owns the cutting edge of science fiction (James Patrick Kelly). Now he moves beyond that horizon with his stunning sequel, Iron Sunrise. When the planet of Moscow was annihilated, its few survivors launched a counter-attack against the most likely culprit: the neighboring system of New Dresden. But New Dresden wasn't responsible, and as the deadly missiles approach their target, Rachel Mansour, agent for the interests of Old Earth, is assigned to find out who was. And the one person who knows is a disaffected teenager who calls herself Wednesday Shadowmist. But Wednesday has no idea what she knows...

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"Best known for his short fiction, Stross shows that he's a master of the novel form as well in this exciting sequel to 2003's acclaimed Singularity Sky, serving up compelling space opera and cutting-edge tech with a tasty dash of satire. In the 24th century, a McWorld ('bland, comfortable, tolerant... boring') called New Moscow apparently has been destroyed by trade rival New Dresden — but not before New Moscow launched its own Slower-Than-Light (STL) counterstrike: a massive ship accelerated to 80% the speed of light. The U.N., now central Earth government, knows New Dresden was set up. They need the STL's recall code, now known only to a handful of New Moscow's ambassadors — but someone has been systematically assassinating them. U.N. special operative Rachel Mansour and her husband, engineer Martin Springfield, must protect the last living ambassador and find out who's really responsible for the whole mess. Stross skillfully balances suspense and humor throughout, offering readers — especially fans of Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod — a fascinating future that seems more than possible. Agent, Caitlin Blasdell at Lisa Dawson Associates. (July 6)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The author of Singularity Sky presents another hard sf masterpiece." Library Journal

Review:

"Stross improves on Singularity Sky with better characterizations and entertaining technological inventiveness. Fans of hard sf spiced by political intrigue will relish this dish." Booklist

Synopsis:

Stross's debut novel "Singularity Sky" was hailed as "a carnival of ideas" (Michael Swanwick), sealing his reputation as a writer who "owns the cutting edge of science fiction" (James Patrick Kelly). Now he moves beyond that horizon with his stunning sequel.

Synopsis:

A G2 star doesn't just explode - not without outside interference. So the survivors of the planet Moscow, which was annihilated in just such an event, have launched a counterattack against the most likely culprit: the neighboring system of New Dresden. But New Dresden wasn't responsible, and as deadly missiles approach their target, Rachel Mansour, agent for the interests of Old Earth, is assigned to find out who was. Opposing her is an unknown - an unimaginable - enemy. At stake is not only the fate of New Dresden, but also the very order of the universe." And the one person who knows the identity of that enemy is a disaffected teenager who calls herself Wednesday Shadowmist. But Wednesday has no idea what she knows.

Synopsis:

Charles Stross' follow-up to his critically acclaimed Singularity Sky is the story of Wednesday Shadowmist, a sullen teenager who is humanity's only hope of stopping interstellar war.

About the Author

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.

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Gregory Sotir, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Gregory Sotir)
This is a fine successor to Singularity Sky, but I did like the first novel in the series a lot better. The characters are a bit confusing, but the imaginative details of earth-derivative cultures are detailed and reflective of humanity's foibles and tragic flaws.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441012961
Author:
Stross, Charles
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Singularity
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.88x4.24x1.21 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 448 pages Ace Books - English 9780441012961 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Best known for his short fiction, Stross shows that he's a master of the novel form as well in this exciting sequel to 2003's acclaimed Singularity Sky, serving up compelling space opera and cutting-edge tech with a tasty dash of satire. In the 24th century, a McWorld ('bland, comfortable, tolerant... boring') called New Moscow apparently has been destroyed by trade rival New Dresden — but not before New Moscow launched its own Slower-Than-Light (STL) counterstrike: a massive ship accelerated to 80% the speed of light. The U.N., now central Earth government, knows New Dresden was set up. They need the STL's recall code, now known only to a handful of New Moscow's ambassadors — but someone has been systematically assassinating them. U.N. special operative Rachel Mansour and her husband, engineer Martin Springfield, must protect the last living ambassador and find out who's really responsible for the whole mess. Stross skillfully balances suspense and humor throughout, offering readers — especially fans of Iain M. Banks and Ken MacLeod — a fascinating future that seems more than possible. Agent, Caitlin Blasdell at Lisa Dawson Associates. (July 6)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The author of Singularity Sky presents another hard sf masterpiece."
"Review" by , "Stross improves on Singularity Sky with better characterizations and entertaining technological inventiveness. Fans of hard sf spiced by political intrigue will relish this dish."
"Synopsis" by , Stross's debut novel "Singularity Sky" was hailed as "a carnival of ideas" (Michael Swanwick), sealing his reputation as a writer who "owns the cutting edge of science fiction" (James Patrick Kelly). Now he moves beyond that horizon with his stunning sequel.
"Synopsis" by ,

A G2 star doesn't just explode - not without outside interference. So the survivors of the planet Moscow, which was annihilated in just such an event, have launched a counterattack against the most likely culprit: the neighboring system of New Dresden. But New Dresden wasn't responsible, and as deadly missiles approach their target, Rachel Mansour, agent for the interests of Old Earth, is assigned to find out who was. Opposing her is an unknown - an unimaginable - enemy. At stake is not only the fate of New Dresden, but also the very order of the universe." And the one person who knows the identity of that enemy is a disaffected teenager who calls herself Wednesday Shadowmist. But Wednesday has no idea what she knows.

"Synopsis" by , Charles Stross' follow-up to his critically acclaimed Singularity Sky is the story of Wednesday Shadowmist, a sullen teenager who is humanity's only hope of stopping interstellar war.
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