by Charles Stross
Cover Artist: S. Miroque
Review by Ernest Lilley
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441017195
Date: 07 July 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Charles Stross, like many before, made his bones on short stories, but has gotten sucked into the maw that is novel writing to put bread on the table. Unlike some, he's equally adept at both long and short form, so it's not a real loss to readers, but this collection of stories both shows off his talent and let's us look at the themes he embraces. The future isn't so much dark or bright, but made up of the present, and to Stross, that's often a mutable base to start with. From official release/information:
Product Description: The Hugo Award-winning author of such groundbreaking and innovative novels as Accelerando, Halting State, and Saturn's Children delivers a rich selection of speculative fiction— including a novella original to this volume— brought together for the first time in one collection, showcasing the limitless imagination of one of the twenty-first century's most daring visionaries.