Review of 'Iron Sunrise'

Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross

iron_sunrise.jpg Another triumph from Charles Stross following on after his success of Singularity Sky.

A planet (New Moscow) has been destroyed. A single survivor (Wednesday Shadowmist) has information that may lead to understanding why this has happened. There are people that want the secret to remain hidden but there are others who are sent to protect her. Things get more interesting when it is determined that the defence system of the planet has triggered missiles to be sent to wield belated destruction the far off New Dresden, their old adversaries. Problem is that New Dresden did not destroy New Moscow. Another problem is that only a select few of people from the former New Moscow can stop the missiles.

A number of plot twists, action and very believable characters make this another page-turned from Stross. The prose is well delivered and effective without providing too much description as can befell SF. I did find some scenes particularly shocking and very effective.

If you are a fan of modern SF or even of well-written fiction, this definitely deserves a read.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2008-05-23

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: 2004

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