Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

book review: Singularity Sky by Charles Stross

Book recommendation:

Charles Stross's Singularity Sky

This novel is an inventive, thoughtful adventure. It's dressed up like space opera, but is really an anarcho-political-evolution comedy about human colonization and the threats we might face -- the greatest being ourselves. This would be a laugh riot if made into a movie, but it is less so in the written word; still, it's a great pleasure and exciting romp. It has a bit of clumsy pacing and writing (for example, I noticed one passage switched perspective without changing scenes, Stross's usual narrative tactic), but it's a pleasure and a breath of fresh air. Good stuff!

Tags: reading, science fiction

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