Iron Sunrise

Iron Sunrise

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by Charles Stross
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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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Publishers Weekly
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) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
When the explosion of a G2 star destroys the planet Moscow, the survivors send a counterattack against the suspected attackers, the New Dresden system. When New Dresden denies responsibility, Old Earth agent Rachel Mansour investigates to stave off outright war. Only a teenager named Wednesday knows what's been going on, but she is unaware of her knowledge. The author of Singularity Sky presents another hard sf masterpiece. Purchase for most sf and YA collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101208359
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Singularity , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
173,857
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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