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Charles Stross


Year 2005
Publisher Orbit
ISBN 1841493902



The year is some time between 2010 and 2015.  The recession has ended, but populations are ageing and the rate of tech change is accelerating dizzyingly.  Manfred makes his living from spreading ideas around, putting people in touch with one another and leaving a spray of technologies in his wake.  Although he lives at the cutting edge of intelligence amplification technology, even Manfred can take on too much.  And when his pet robot cat picks up some interesting information from the SETI data, his world - and the world of his descendants - is turned on its head.



'Like being trapped in the middle of an exploding ideas factory without a helmet'
The Guardian

'Terrifying and exhilarating'



The shadow of the moon falls on Earth.



Credit: NASA

Total Solar Eclipse
The shadow of the moon falls on Earth as seen from the International Space Station, 230 miles above the planet, during a total solar eclipse at about 4:50 a.m. EST March 29. This digital photo was taken by the Expedition 12 crew, who are wrapping up a six-month mission on the ISS. Visible near the shadow are portions of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea and the coast of Turkey.

NASA Image of the day archive





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