His most ambitious novel to date, ACCELERANDO is a multi-generational saga following a brilliant clan of 21st-century posthumans. The year is some time between 2010 and 2015. The recession has ended, but populations are ageing and the rate of tech change is accelerating dizzyingly. Manfred makes his living from spreading ideas around, putting people in touch with one another and leaving a spray of technologies in his wake. He lives at the cutting edge of intelligence amplification technology, but even Manfred can take on too much. And when his pet robot cat picks up some interesting information from the SETI data, his world - and the world of his descendants - is turned on its head.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 157 x 208 x 29mm | 238g
- 01 Jun 2006
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
Stretches the limits of narrative to make us see how wonderful ideas can be TIME OUT
Intelligent future history grounded by terrific characters * DREAMWATCH * Utterly original, gripping the reader with the power of its ideas * DREAMWATCH * Stross's most accomplished and strikingly imaginative SF book so far * STARBURST * Stretches the limits of narrative to make us see how wonderful ideas can be * TIME OUT *
About Charles Stross
Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo awards for best novella, two of which are part of the Laundry Files series, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages. As the owner of degrees in pharmacy and computer science, he graduated as the world's only academically qualified cyberpunk writer just as cyberpunk died. Today he describes his job as telling lies for money and tormenting his imaginary friends. Follow his blog at http://www.accelerando.org/ and his Twitter feed at @cstross.