Review of 'Singularity Sky'

Singularity Sky by Charles Stross

singularity_sky.jpg On a backward planet telephones fall from the sky “entertain us!” they say “We give you anything”. The Festival has arrived. The government panics as it's populace very quickly learns the benefits of the modern economy – where anything is available at no cost. A fleet is launched on a ill-conceived mission to travel back in time and attack the Festival just after it arrived at the planet. Rachel Mansour has been sent to see that the fleet does not violate the laws of causality laid down by the UN. Thrown into the mix is Martin, engineer extrodinaire and agent of the (also mysterious) “Herman”. Filled with irony, humour, memorable characters all around a fantastic story. No wonder it was nominated for the 2004 World Science Fiction Best Novel Hugo award (then the following year for Stross' sequel Iron Sunrise).

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2006-03-18

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: 2003

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