I hope I never experience an Iron Sunrise

Iron Sunrise Cover

The witty, unusual characters in Charles Stross books continue to appear in this hard sci-fi mystery tale.

I’ve grown more and more interested in books and stories that deal with the Singularity, the phenomenon where an AI gains so much sentience and computing power, that it becomes like a god. This book deals with the Galaxy, post Singularity.

At first, I thought that Wednesday, one of the main characters, was going to annoy me. I did like her style, but I thought her moodiness would bother me. By the end of the story, she settles down and grows up.

Another of the main characters, Frank, is a member of the press. I enjoy when alternate history or far future sci-fi use characters that have knowledge of the news to give information on the setting to the reader.

The villains of the book, are quite an interesting bunch, and I like how the story is covering the very fledgling beginnings of a possible conflict. A few times in the book, some of the characters speculate about what the far future holds, and I thought that was an interesting way to build suspense for the characters to stop the villains from completing their goals.


About dhunterphillips

Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: http://www.facebook.com/DavidHunterPhillips While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at BoardGaming.com. Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.
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