Halting State.pdf

Halting State PDF

Halting State [is] a near-future story that is at once over-the-top and compellingly believable. - Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows EndIn the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates-a dot-com start-up company thats just floated onto the London stock exchange. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smiths expertise. The prime suspects are a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow for fire support. The bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and the robbery was supposed to be impossible. When word gets out, Hayek Associates and all its virtual economies are going to crash hard. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But the deeper she digs, the bigger the case gets. There are powerful players-both real and pixelated-who are watching her every move. Because there is far more at stake than just some game-heads fantasy financial security…



ISBN 9780441016075
AUTOR Charles Stross
DATEINAME Halting State.pdf

HALTING STATE is an exceptional example of his talent for unlikely mash-ups of universes. A mix I thought a bit more sophisticated here, than in his earlier works. Although I thoroughly enjoyed reading HALTING STATE, I did find the accents of his Scots tended to stutter the flow of the read. That said, the Scots dialogue isn't overly frequent Halting State - Adam Sampson Charles Stross, "Halting State" 2014-02-02 · in Books, Halting State · 175 words. I'm wondering now if I can get away with putting this on the reading list for my first-year students