Thursday, May 29, 2008
I just finished Charles Stross' Accelerando. It is, in my opinion, the best book of his that I have read. While it is available on the net here, I did read the paperback, as JA had snapped it up in a charity shop. After hearing some comments about its incomprehensibility from my colleagues, I was slightly apprehensive. I was hooked from chapter 1! Robotic pets, uploaded crustacean intelligences, bad mercantilist aliens, worse post-human AI capitalist scum, and an interesting approach to issues of body and soul, made for a highly enjoyable read.