Halting State

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Penguin, Oct 2, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
7 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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User Review  - Tyllwin - LibraryThing

A very-near future SF thriller focusing on games and encryption. Picture, if you will, a geeky Tom Clancy. Definitely an enjoyable read, just not one I'm incredibly enthusiastic over. It has a few ... Read full review

Information Warfare

User Review  - SUMB44 - Borders

Sometimes too much information is a bad thing, particularly when the source of that information is under the control of a team of rogue Chinese hackers tipping the world towards conflict. Halting ... Read full review

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Stitchup
CIA World Factbook 2017
Revenge of the Mummy Lobe
mouthinsertfoot
Being Constructive
Victim Liaison
Designs on Your Dungeon
Alone in the Dome
Pigs in a China Shop
The Antinutcase EULA
Shanghaied
Missing in Action
Civil Contingencies
Schrödingers Girl
Zombie Mush

Chop Shop
Meat Machine
Plea Bargain
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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