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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,017 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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Hugo Award winner Charles Stross delivers a brilliant space opera replete with groundbreaking concepts and energized by an imaginative vision of the future. In the twenty-first century, the perfection of faster-than-light travel and the rise of a prodigious artificial intelligence known as the Eschaton altered the course of humankind. Now, far off in the vastness of space, the technology-eschewing New Republic is besieged by an alien information plague. Earth quickly sends a battle fleet—but is it coming to the rescue, or is a sinister plot in motion? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The book’s strengths include Stross’ considerable humor, his cutting-edge knowledge of modern science (he knows how a working interstellar vehicle would power up, and how quantum entanglement might be used to communicate faster than light) and a flair for moving things along.”

    Washington Post

  • “Stross, one of the hottest short-story writers in the field, serves up an energetic and sometimes satiric mix of cutting-edge nanotechnology, old-fashioned space opera, and leftist political commentary…Genereates plenty of excitement.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Formidably well-executed, especially the meticulous and imaginative portrayal of the New Republic and its Victorian technology.”


  • “Fasten your seat belt for the wildest ride in recent memory. Charles Stross owns the cutting edge of science fiction.”

    James Patrick Kelly, author Strange but Not a Stranger

  • A 2005 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2005 Locus Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mikolaj Habryn | 1/30/2014

    " The first time I read this book, many years ago, I found it hard going and didn't think much of it. This time I inhaled it in a single sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not quite sure why I'm not giving it five stars, since I can't think of anything bad to say about it - suitably firm SF themes, sympathetic characters, grand scope, it really has it all and a fun read to boot; I may just have some hangover from the first time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Douglas Summers.Stay | 12/21/2013

    " I generally like Charles Stross and am interested in the idea of the Singularity, but I couldn't believe in any of the people, cultures, or technologies in this book. It's hard to plausibly extrapolate into the far future. But at least people will have similar motivations as they do today. It felt like the book might be a parody of itself. I preferred Halting State and The Atrocity Archives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah S | 7/31/2013

    " Endless repetitive infodump balanced with pages and pages of technobabble overwhelm the parts worth reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gar | 7/18/2013

    " Overall, I rate this a firm meh. Entertaining when nattering about space warfare and nanotech constructors, and points for a passing historical backstory of "what if the Singularity happens, and people aren't actually invited"? but then a one-two shot of a general lack of narrative velocity--instead it just has narrative skips--and characters by turn either cardboard or cartoonish. After this and Accelerando, I'm pretty sure I'm done with Stross. "

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