Halting State (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 2, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
52 Reviews
Now in paperback?from the author of Saturn?s Children.

In the year 2018, a daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. But Sergeant Sue Smith discovers that this virtual world robbery may be linked to some real world devastation.


  

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The plot is frenetic and engaging. - LibraryThing
I'm glad to see that he's writing a sequel. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - anderlawlor - LibraryThing

I really liked the beginning and end of this book, and I think Stross is smart about technology and geo-politics. In fact, I had trouble following the middle because I needed my hand held through some ... Read full review

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User Review  - fpagan - LibraryThing

This novel is about a robbery committed in a virtual cybergame world and its wild, complicated ramifications in the real world (meatspace, monkeyspace). For me, a story written in the present-tense ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
We Know Where You Live We Know Where Your Dog Goes to School
Grand Theft Automatic
Stitchup
Steaming
CIA World Factbook 2017
Earning Overtime
Death or Coffee
Heavy Mob
Alone in the Dome
This Is Not a Game
Pigs in a China Shop
System Fails People Die
The Antinutcase EULA
Coverup
Shanghaied

Revenge of the Mummy Lobe
Waynes World
A Catastrophic Loss of Goodwill
mouthinsertfoot
Gaining Access
Being Constructive
In Hell
Victim Liaison
Stitched Up
Designs on Your Dungeon
Chop Shop
Game of Spooks
Meat Machine
Sex Offender
Missing in Action
Morning After
Body of Evidence
Civil Contingencies
Gentleman and Players
Schrödingers Girl
Making Plans for Nigel
Zombie Mush
In the Box
Plea Bargain
Banker Martin Mase
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.

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