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10th Dec '12 5:39:01 PM Xtifr
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/charles-stross-eastercon-09_edited_5426.jpg]] -->''"Manfred's on the road again, making strangers rich."''\\ -- ''[[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelerando/accelerando-intro.html Accelerando]]'' SpeculativeFiction author with a bent for PostCyberpunk work dealing with [[{{Transhuman}} posthumanism]] and TheSingularity, but who also has a vast array of other fiction out there. Early in his career, he invented several iconic DungeonsAndDragons monsters, including the Death Knight, githyanki and githzerai, and slaadi. He's also [[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/afp-timeline.html on record]] as being responsible for bringing FootnoteFever to [[{{Usenet}} alt.fan]].[[Creator/TerryPratchett pratchett]]. !Works by Charles Stross: * '''[[Literature/{{Accelerando}} The Accelerando Series]]''': Two books (and [[WordOfGod a third planned]]), ''Accelerando'' and ''Glasshouse'', that explore the concept of TheSingularity and its aftermath. * '''TheLaundrySeries''': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with Creator/HPLovecraft. * '''TheMerchantPrincesSeries''': A journalist discovers she has the ability to travel to an AlternateUniverse at will, where her long-lost family are powerful traders. * '''Literature/TheEschatonSeries''': A far-future series featuring UN weapons inspector Rachel Mansour and Martin Springfield, set in a universe where a [[AGodAmI godlike AI]] called the "Eschaton" has spread humanity across the stars. * '''Literature/HaltingState''': Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games. He also has some stand-alone works, including: * ''[[http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm A Colder War]]'', a novella combining the RedScare with the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu Mythos]] with terrifying results. * ''Missile Gap'', a novella combining the Cold War and the late Space Age with science and a bit of the fantastic. To say too much about the plot would be to give it away. * ''Saturn's Children'', a novel written in homage to late-period Creator/RobertAHeinlein, about a future in which [[HumanitysWake humanity has gone extinct]] and the solar system is overrun by robots. It travels ''all'' over the solar system; there's an early section set in a MercurialBase on Mercury itself, the climax takes place on the [[ScienceMarchesOn newly discovered]] dwarf planet Eris, and it hits a decent fraction of the intermediate planets at one time or another. The American edition has a notably ContemptibleCover (to the point where Stross himself made a blog post saying, in effect, "I'm sorry; it's not my fault.") ''Neptune's Brood'', [[SequelGap a sequel set 5,000 years later on a extrasolar waterworld]], is set for release in 2013. ** Unusually for such covers, it's actually being a fairly accurate portrait of the protagonist, a literal SexBot. If anything, the breasts aren't large ''enough''. Also, it's an ironically appropriate reference to the similarly spathic cover art of the most common paperback edition of Heinlein's ''Friday''. Still embarrassing to read on the bus, though.
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/charles-stross-eastercon-09_edited_5426.jpg]] -->''"Manfred's on the road again, making strangers rich."''\\ -- ''[[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelerando/accelerando-intro.html Accelerando]]'' SpeculativeFiction author with a bent for PostCyberpunk work dealing with [[{{Transhuman}} posthumanism]] and TheSingularity, but who also has a vast array of other fiction out there. Early in his career, he invented several iconic DungeonsAndDragons monsters, including the Death Knight, githyanki and githzerai, and slaadi. He's also [[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/afp-timeline.html on record]] as being responsible for bringing FootnoteFever to [[{{Usenet}} alt.fan]].[[Creator/TerryPratchett pratchett]]. !Works by Charles Stross: * '''[[Literature/{{Accelerando}} The Accelerando Series]]''': Two books (and [[WordOfGod a third planned]]), ''Accelerando'' and ''Glasshouse'', that explore the concept of TheSingularity and its aftermath. * '''TheLaundrySeries''': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with Creator/HPLovecraft. * '''TheMerchantPrincesSeries''': A journalist discovers she has the ability to travel to an AlternateUniverse at will, where her long-lost family are powerful traders. * '''Literature/TheEschatonSeries''': A far-future series featuring UN weapons inspector Rachel Mansour and Martin Springfield, set in a universe where a [[AGodAmI godlike AI]] called the "Eschaton" has spread humanity across the stars. * '''Literature/HaltingState''': Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games. He also has some stand-alone works, including: * ''[[http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm A Colder War]]'', a novella combining the RedScare with the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu Mythos]] with terrifying results. * ''Missile Gap'', a novella combining the Cold War and the late Space Age with science and a bit of the fantastic. To say too much about the plot would be to give it away. * ''Saturn's Children'', a novel written in homage to late-period Creator/RobertAHeinlein, about a future in which [[HumanitysWake humanity has gone extinct]] and the solar system is overrun by robots. It travels ''all'' over the solar system; there's an early section set in a MercurialBase on Mercury itself, the climax takes place on the [[ScienceMarchesOn newly discovered]] dwarf planet Eris, and it hits a decent fraction of the intermediate planets at one time or another. The American edition has a notably ContemptibleCover (to the point where Stross himself made a blog post saying, in effect, "I'm sorry; it's not my fault.") ''Neptune's Brood'', [[SequelGap a sequel set 5,000 years later on a extrasolar waterworld]], is set for release in 2013. ** Unusually for such covers, it's actually being a fairly accurate portrait of the protagonist, a literal SexBot. If anything, the breasts aren't large ''enough''. Also, it's an ironically appropriate reference to the similarly spathic cover art of the most common paperback edition of Heinlein's ''Friday''. Still embarrassing to read on the bus, though.[[redirect:Creator/CharlesStross]]
3rd Nov '12 3:12:33 PM Xtifr
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* '''[[{{Accelerando}} The Accelerando Series]]''': Two books (and [[WordOfGod a third planned]]), ''Accelerando'' and ''Glasshouse'', that explore the concept of TheSingularity and its aftermath.
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* '''[[{{Accelerando}} '''[[Literature/{{Accelerando}} The Accelerando Series]]''': Two books (and [[WordOfGod a third planned]]), ''Accelerando'' and ''Glasshouse'', that explore the concept of TheSingularity and its aftermath.

* '''TheEschatonSeries''': A far-future series featuring UN weapons inspector Rachel Mansour and Martin Springfield, set in a universe where a [[AGodAmI godlike AI]] called the "Eschaton" has spread humanity across the stars.
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* '''TheEschatonSeries''': '''Literature/TheEschatonSeries''': A far-future series featuring UN weapons inspector Rachel Mansour and Martin Springfield, set in a universe where a [[AGodAmI godlike AI]] called the "Eschaton" has spread humanity across the stars.
3rd Nov '12 4:10:51 AM AFP
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* '''HaltingState''': Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
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* '''HaltingState''': '''Literature/HaltingState''': Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
2nd Nov '12 7:58:10 AM AFP
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* '''HaltingState''' Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
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* '''HaltingState''' '''HaltingState''': Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
2nd Nov '12 7:57:40 AM AFP
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* '''HaltingState''' Two books currently. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.

* ''Halting State'' takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and every chapter is an alternating character's viewpoint in [[SecondPersonNarration the second person]] (so it will seem like an AdventureGame). The sequel, titled ''Rule 34'', is available now.
7th Oct '12 7:01:49 PM allium
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Neptune's Brood
* ''Saturn's Children'', a novel written in homage to late-period Creator/RobertAHeinlein, about a future in which [[HumanitysWake humanity has gone extinct]] and the solar system is overrun by robots. It travels ''all'' over the solar system; there's an early section set in a MercurialBase on Mercury itself, the climax takes place on the [[ScienceMarchesOn newly discovered]] dwarf planet Eris, and it hits a decent fraction of the intermediate planets at one time or another. The American edition has a notably ContemptibleCover (to the point where Stross himself made a blog post saying, in effect, "I'm sorry; it's not my fault.")
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* ''Saturn's Children'', a novel written in homage to late-period Creator/RobertAHeinlein, about a future in which [[HumanitysWake humanity has gone extinct]] and the solar system is overrun by robots. It travels ''all'' over the solar system; there's an early section set in a MercurialBase on Mercury itself, the climax takes place on the [[ScienceMarchesOn newly discovered]] dwarf planet Eris, and it hits a decent fraction of the intermediate planets at one time or another. The American edition has a notably ContemptibleCover (to the point where Stross himself made a blog post saying, in effect, "I'm sorry; it's not my fault.")") ''Neptune's Brood'', [[SequelGap a sequel set 5,000 years later on a extrasolar waterworld]], is set for release in 2013.
1st Aug '12 4:37:03 AM FELH2
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Namespace thing, yeah
* '''TheLaundrySeries''': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with HPLovecraft.
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* '''TheLaundrySeries''': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with HPLovecraft. Creator/HPLovecraft.

* ''[[http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm A Colder War]]'', a novella combining the RedScare with the [[HPLovecraft Cthulhu Mythos]] with terrifying results.
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* ''[[http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/colderwar.htm A Colder War]]'', a novella combining the RedScare with the [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu Mythos]] with terrifying results.
20th Jul '12 1:23:25 PM FELH2
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SpeculativeFiction author with a bent for PostCyberpunk work dealing with [[{{Transhuman}} posthumanism]] and TheSingularity, but who also has a vast array of other fiction out there. Early in his career, he invented several iconic DungeonsAndDragons monsters, including the Death Knight, githyanki and githzerai, and slaadi. He's also [[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/afp-timeline.html on record]] as being responsible for bringing FootnoteFever to [[{{Usenet}} alt.fan]].[[TerryPratchett pratchett]].
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SpeculativeFiction author with a bent for PostCyberpunk work dealing with [[{{Transhuman}} posthumanism]] and TheSingularity, but who also has a vast array of other fiction out there. Early in his career, he invented several iconic DungeonsAndDragons monsters, including the Death Knight, githyanki and githzerai, and slaadi. He's also [[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/afp-timeline.html on record]] as being responsible for bringing FootnoteFever to [[{{Usenet}} alt.fan]].[[TerryPratchett [[Creator/TerryPratchett pratchett]].

** Unusually for such covers, it's actually being a fairly accurate portrait of the protagonist, a literal SexBot. If anything, the breasts aren't large ''enough''. Also, it's an ironically appropriate reference to the similarly spathic cover art of the most common paperback edition of Heinlein's ''Friday''. Still embarrassing to read on the bus, though.
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** Unusually for such covers, it's actually being a fairly accurate portrait of the protagonist, a literal SexBot. If anything, the breasts aren't large ''enough''. Also, it's an ironically appropriate reference to the similarly spathic cover art of the most common paperback edition of Heinlein's ''Friday''. Still embarrassing to read on the bus, though.
20th Jul '12 5:25:35 AM Shnakepup
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Linking to the actual Rule 34, not the story...
* ''Halting State'' takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and every chapter is an alternating character's viewpoint in [[SecondPersonNarration the second person]] (so it will seem like an AdventureGame). The sequel, titled ''[[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]'', is available now.
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* ''Halting State'' takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and every chapter is an alternating character's viewpoint in [[SecondPersonNarration the second person]] (so it will seem like an AdventureGame). The sequel, titled ''[[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]]'', ''Rule 34'', is available now.
4th Jul '12 1:27:31 AM FELH2
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namespace thing fixing+
* '''TheLaundrySeries''': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with HPLovecraft.
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* '''TheLaundrySeries''': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with HPLovecraft. HPLovecraft.

* '''TheEschatonSeries''': A far-future series featuring UN weapons inspector Rachel Mansour and Martin Springfield, set in a universe where a [[AGodAmI godlike AI]] called the "Eschaton" has spread humanity across the stars.
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* '''TheEschatonSeries''': A far-future series featuring UN weapons inspector Rachel Mansour and Martin Springfield, set in a universe where a [[AGodAmI godlike AI]] called the "Eschaton" has spread humanity across the stars. stars.

* ''Saturn's Children'', a novel written in homage to late-period RobertAHeinlein, about a future in which [[HumanitysWake humanity has gone extinct]] and the solar system is overrun by robots. It travels ''all'' over the solar system; there's an early section set in a MercurialBase on Mercury itself, the climax takes place on the [[ScienceMarchesOn newly discovered]] dwarf planet Eris, and it hits a decent fraction of the intermediate planets at one time or another. The American edition has a notably ContemptibleCover (to the point where Stross himself made a blog post saying, in effect, "I'm sorry; it's not my fault.")
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* ''Saturn's Children'', a novel written in homage to late-period RobertAHeinlein, Creator/RobertAHeinlein, about a future in which [[HumanitysWake humanity has gone extinct]] and the solar system is overrun by robots. It travels ''all'' over the solar system; there's an early section set in a MercurialBase on Mercury itself, the climax takes place on the [[ScienceMarchesOn newly discovered]] dwarf planet Eris, and it hits a decent fraction of the intermediate planets at one time or another. The American edition has a notably ContemptibleCover (to the point where Stross himself made a blog post saying, in effect, "I'm sorry; it's not my fault.")

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