George V. Reilly

Review: Accelerando

Title: Ac­celeran­do
Author: Charles Stross
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Ace
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 432
Keywords: science fiction
Reading period: Sep­tem­ber–12 December, 2008

(As I mentioned last night, I read Ac­celeran­do (Wikipedia) in Stanza on my iPhone on the bus.)

Ac­celeran­do is a set of connected short stories following three gen­er­a­tions of the Macx family around the Sin­gu­lar­i­ty. The ideas fly thick and fast (and somewhat con­fus­ing­ly): minds uploaded into virtual machines, nan­otech­nol­o­gy, posthumans, lobsters brainscans uplifted into space, an in­de­pen­dent-minded AI in a cat’s body, economics, …

Thought-provoking and en­ter­tain­ing.

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