Prolific novelist Stross pauses to collect short stories that have not (yet) been stitched up into his longer work. Stories that move the US - USSR conflict onto a massive disk in another galaxy (Locus Award-winner "Missile Gap"), offer a spam-filter solution to the Fermi paradox ("MAXOS"), and suggest clever bargains with the devil in a newly frozen Scotland ("Snowball's Chance") demonstrate Stross's ability to crisscross genres, blending SF, fantasy, horror, and espionage.
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Not what I expected
The stories were so far away from the type of scifi and techno-thriller that I like that I couldn't keep up or stay interested.
- SA Developer
Anything by Charles Stross is worth reading
Definitely in my top 10, I'm searching for anything by Charles Stross at this point.
It is just great writing, and a riveting story - no specific book comparison Mr Stross creates a unique world all his own.
They really bring the characters to life, and enhance the humor of the writing. Their narration really feeds the imagination without any jarring notes that bring you back to earth with a jolt.
Love the author, and the narrators - can't get enough of books written by Charles Stross, and also looking out for other books read by these narrators, they are that good.
- Susan Murdoch