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Accelerando
Charles Stross
162 Installments

This novel in linked stories won the 2006 Locus Award and was a finalist for a Hugo Award. The stories span a century and paint a gripping portrait of a technological singularity as seen through the eyes of three generations of a family before, during, and after the transformative event.

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British science fiction writer Charles Stross specializes in hard science fiction and space opera. His first novel Singularity Sky (2003) was nominated for the Hugo Award, and his novella The Concrete Jungle won the award in 2005. Many of his subsequent books have gone on to be nominated for or win major awards. In September 2012, Stross released The Rapture of The Nerds, a nove

 
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Esp the first third, where things are relatively close to current reality. Awesome vision of transitional period.
 
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The vision of this book is breathtaking, but the narrative is jerky and awkward at times. Chapters 4-7 were the height, in my opinion. The transcendence of the concepts made what had come before worth the opacity and confusion. But characters get dropped and left behind, and I found the end deeply unsatisfying -- a real disappointment after all that had come before. The book is a glorious attempt, and I respect and am awed by what the author was trying to do, but I think it's held back from true greatness by a key bit of incoherence.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
Lots of good stories here, unique visions of the world that could be; told in a nervous, disconnected style I am just unable to appreciate, this might be the last Charles Stross I attempt to read. Hugo winner, however, so plenty of other folks appreciate his style.
 
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Nov. 9, 2014
Strange
Not a bad book, but not a great book. The storyline was strange and difficult to follow at times.
 
April 19, 2017
While its over-the-top characters are fun to imagine, Accelerando's most memorable scenes have a tendency to collapse under the burden of poor, often grammatically incorrect, and often seemingly unedited writing. The author's lacking knowledge of computer science and especially AI makes this novel much more "fantasy" than "science fiction," and when that ignorance rears its head it only takes one jarring moment before the whole plot turns limp and purposeless. All of this might be okay, and make for a mediocre - but tolerable - story, if it wasn't for the fact that nearly every chapter is a complete non sequitur.
 
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