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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Stross Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Singularity Sky Series Release Date:
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Charles Stross’ “visionary” (Library Journal) debut novel Singularity Sky was hailed as “a carnival of ideas” (Michael Swanwick) and sealed his reputation as the writer who “owns the cutting edge of science fiction” (James Patrick Kelly). Now he moves beyond that horizon with his stunning sequel, Iron Sunrise.

When the planet of Moscow was annihilated, its few survivors launched a counter-attack against the most likely culprit: the neighboring system of New Dresden. But New Dresden wasn’t responsible, and as the deadly missiles approach their target, Rachel Mansour, agent for the interests of Old Earth, is assigned to find out who was.

And the one person who knows is a disaffected teenager who calls herself Wednesday Shadowmist. But Wednesday has no idea what she knows…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A Hollywood thriller with a cyberpunk heart.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “An intelligent mystery/space opera that relies as much on emotion and character as it does on hard science…Mainstream science fiction fans…as well as mystery readers looking to branch out, will thoroughly enjoy this fast, suspenseful adventure.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Stross shows that he’s a master of the novel form…, serving up compelling space opera and cutting-edge tech with a tasty dash of satire…Stross skillfully balances suspense and humor throughout, offering readers a fascinating future that seems more than possible.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stross improves on Singularity Sky with better characterizations and entertaining technological inventiveness. Fans of hard SF spiced by political intrigue will relish this dish.”

    Booklist

  • “Intellectual, clever, and thoroughly readable.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A 2005 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 2005 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashryn | 2/20/2014

    " Charles Stross is my new favourite author. he's just brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Russ | 2/10/2014

    " A good follow up to Singularity Sky. A basic thriller set in a sci-fi backdrop. It is probably a bit more accessible to the general public than SS was. It left me wanting more Eschaton (Herman), Martin Springfield, and Rachel Mansour. The rest of the characters are pretty forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joan | 2/9/2014

    " Engaging, interesting, and keeps one guessing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by PABlo Bley | 2/4/2014

    " I couldn't put this one down! In fact, I was enjoying Stross' style of writing so much, I found myself repeatedly skipping backwards to instantly re-read passages that had the power to make me want to go back & milk a passage for even more details from somewhere in-between-the-lines. Talk about entertaining the reader with "what-if" possibilities. I now have a number of new references to add to the lexicon of near-future cyberpunk images in my experiences of that genre. "

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