Singularity Sky

Singularity Sky Four hundred years in the future time travel has been perfected and groundbreaking developments in Artificial Intelligence have been made But is this a great step forward for humanity or its ultimate

  • Title: Singularity Sky
  • Author: Charles Stross
  • ISBN: 9780441011797
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Four hundred years in the future, time travel has been perfected and groundbreaking developments in Artificial Intelligence have been made But is this a great step forward for humanity or its ultimate downfall

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    1. Charles Stross

      Charles David George Charlie Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan SF Encyclopedia sf encyclopedia entry enpedia wiki Charles_Tor uscmillan author charle

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    1. The opening of Singularity Sky is as gripping as they come: one day, on the backwater planet of Rochard's World, telephones begin raining down from the sky. Everybody who picks one up is given a simple order: Entertain us, and we will grant your wish. And just like that, money, bicycles and replicator machines begin falling from orbit, and Rochard's World falls into chaos.Soon, the New Republic, a strict dictatorship, dispatches a fleet to deal with the enemies 'attacking' their colony. But in s [...]


    2. 6.0 stars. On my list of "All Time Favorite" novels. This is one of those novels (like some of Neil Gaiman's and Neal Stephenson's books) where I kept finding myself saying "WOW, how did he come up with such a cool concept." This is a great novel full of big, mind-blowing ideas and concepts. It is space opera for the 21st century. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!! Nominee: Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (2004)Nominee: Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (2004)


    3. My first attempt at reading a Stross novel was Accelerando. I abandoned it after about 50 pages, we just did not get along. I had some problems with the prose style, the characters and the confusing plot. Still, I have always intended to give this author another try as I have been reading his blog for a while and I like them, no problem with the writing style there. Also, he is one of the most respected sf authors of the newer generation working today. He comes highly recommended by David Brin a [...]


    4. I am hovering around the 3.879435 out of 5 for this book. No quiet a 4 but way better than a 3.Stross is . well, he is. you see he write likeThat sums up Stross. He is just out there on his own little planet, one minute writing hi tech scifi, where causality effects are detailed in a Stephen Hawking kind of way, then slams you back to earth when a talking rabbit toting a shotgun and a belt of farmers scalps asks you what you think are staring at.If you have read any Stross you'll know what I mea [...]


    5. Charles Stross's first novel is a very good first novel. Packed full of crazy ideas. Espionage. Space battles. Post-Singularity humanity with all its craziness. Just a crazy book in general.I'm doing a poor job of reviewing this.There are quite a few POV characters in this book, and while they're all distinct, I developed some favorites early on and was not usually pleased when I had to spend a chapter or two with other, less interesting characters. So, I suppose it was a bit unwieldy at times.T [...]


    6. Okay, so the opening of this book is really damn solid: telephones raining down from the sky on a repressed backwater colony world, all of which say, "Entertain us." And from there it's all a bitandard. And dull.I get this feeling from Stross every time I read him, which is that he has great ideas in isolation, but no way to string them together to form an interesting and novel setting, culture, world, universe. Or plot. So what you get is a very standard book with some extremely shiny frippery [...]


    7. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)I recently had the chance to acquire every single book ever written by trippy sci-fi author Charles Stross, and so have decided to spend the year actually reading and reviewing them here for the blog; and I've decided to read them in chronological order, too (or, the general books by chronological order, then [...]


    8. Esiteks maailm, stross on loonud selle taas väga ägeda. Inimkond on jagatud kunagi 21 sajandi lõpp mingi meiemõistes jumala poolt paljude tähesüsteemide vahele laiali. See superarenenud olend, leidis, et inimesed võivad enda tehnoloogiatega (nt ajaränd) muuta liiga olemasolevat universumit ja kujuneda talle endale ohuks. Mingi paarsada aastat hiljem on tekkinud inimkonna juppidest erinevad uued tsivilisatsioonid. Üks mitut tähesüsteemi valitsev impeerium on hoidnud meelega enda tehnol [...]


    9. From the first line, this book hooked me: "The day war was declared, a rain of telephones fell clattering to the cobblestones from the skies above Novy Petrograd." A post-Singularity descendant of humanity, the Festival, arrives in orbit around the backwater Rochard's World. The Festival's willingness to share anything in return for information results in economic and social upheaval as the repressed citizens of Rochard's World find they can have anything they want: technology, money, even power [...]


    10. “The Festival isn’t human, it isn’t remotely human. You people are thinking in terms of people with people-type motivations; that’s wrong, and it’s been clear that it’s wrong from the start. You can no more declare war on the Festival than you can declare a war against sleep. It’s a self-replicating information network. Probe enters a system: probe builds a self-extending communications network and yanks the inhabited worlds of that system into it. Drains all the information it can [...]


    11. Stross seems to absolutely refuse to reign his ideas inwhich means we may have a good long term relationship as reader and writer. This has some flaws(first novel)it drags after spectacular start(telephone rain) before getting its legs and exploding into mixture of Catch-22 in space, bizarre fairy tale, a revolution designed Heironymous Bosch and Lewis Carroll, a lesson in economics and Russian history. Loses points for having a boring protagonist(though Rachel is awesome a female James Bond mee [...]



    12. The idea of singularity rides roughshod through modern science fiction. As one fellow enthusiast I know put it, “Anyone writing a futuristic story now has to deal with the question of singularity. Did it happen? If not, why not?” For the uninitiated, the singularity is the moment (and brief aftermath of that moment) when technological progress accelerates so rapidly as to create a sea change in society at the blink of an eye. This possibility is often connected with some sort of A.I. that ca [...]


    13. Seems to me sci-fi has come to embrace the absurd. The logic goes like this: when describing a future for humanity, a writer of necessity designs that future in terms of its technology. Near-future stories are almost never absurd. They are frequently focused on issues arising from the technology we have now. There's nothing absurd about surrendering our rights to privacy, for instance. Or how the internet makes possible virtual worlds in which we can live our lives a second time.Far-future stori [...]


    14. This is a funny little sci-fi book.On the one hand, it bears many of the hallmarks of your typical "hard sci-fi" yarn. There is exotic physics aplenty, interstellar faster-than-light travel, the eponymous technological singularity (several of them in fact), a diaspora of humanity civilizations across the galaxy. The characters that inhabit this world are more difficult to label. There are two Earthlings, one male engineer and one female operative, which the reader is clearly meant to identify wi [...]


    15. I've enjoyed Charlie Stross's Lovecraftian stories he keeps online, and was keen to read a full novel. Decent: it kept me reading and I finished fairly quickly.I liked most the ideas in the book. Cornucopia machines, grey goo weapons, fad-obsessed information-hungry virtual civilisations, libertarian treaty-based citizenship, communication via entangled qubits, a singularity artificial intelligence born when time-looping logic gates were built, and three different ways to travel faster than ligh [...]


    16. Three stars, really, but allowing for the fact that it's his first, and rounding up for the many interesting ideas. Too many ideas. And I read several suggestions that Stross doesn't do rewrites, which I have no trouble believing after reading this. I had already read Iron Sunrise, but no real harm done. I was going to say that Stross never did decide whether this would be a space opera, a social satire, on a treatise on macroeconomics. It's all that and a bag of chips, and I think it could have [...]


    17. There seems to be an uncomfortable amount of bashing the Russian Revolution in the themes found here. A brittle authoritarian monarchy with a deep distrust of post-industrial technology is confronted by an external visitor that turns everything in their society on its head with a deluge of free information. When undercover agents from a freer, more liberal and technologically advanced society insert themselves into the military response, it’s hard not to think of cold war cat-and-mouse thrille [...]


    18. This book introduced the concept of singularity into S/F at large and set the tone for the new science fiction. Other writers who use concepts similar to Stross include Vernor Vinge, Iain Banks, and Karl Schroeder. But I read this book first and it holds a special place in my heart because of it. Stross uses this work to mock the Far Left, the Far Right, conventional military S/F, and the Perky Girl Heroine tropes. Among other things. He also examines the consequences of Singularity on the econo [...]


    19. Singularity Sky is where Stross gets it, chewing through the insulation of insufferable singulatarian techno-optimism to bite into the high voltage wire of Awesome that makes for a great and surprisingly deep space opera. The New Republic is a deliberate anachronism patterned after one of the Great Powers of the 19th century, and the bucolic colony of Rochard's World has fallen prey to The Festival, a self-replicating interstellar civilization that trades radical cyborg enhancements and nanotech [...]


    20. Engineer Martin Springfield is working on a space warship in the repressive, technophobic New Republic, when Rochard's World is attacked by Festival, and the ship is sent to defend Rochard's. On the way he meets Rachel Mansour, a UN representative from Earth. As the story unfolds, we find out what Martin's and Rachel's real jobs are. Meanwhile, Burya Rubenstein on Rochard's is trying to foment rebellion, when Festival starts changing everything on that planet. They start by dropping phones, whic [...]


    21. Betsey is right. Charles Stross is a great big brainiac. An awesome exploration into the concept and possible results from a singularity explosion. I also appreciated his delving into causality tampering and the possible consequences.


    22. Singularity Sky could have been very good space opera. The main story is about how a spacefaring but otherwise medieval society suddenly gets an internet revolution by meeting alien intelligence. Sadly Stross messes with a good main plot by bringing in side stories like magic animals and box sized people making it all into a fairy tale. From a SF perspective Stross also makes the mistake of mainly exploring the medieval part rather than the technology part.Despite some negatives Singlualrity Sky [...]


    23. Ben alors ça, c'était une sacrément bonne surprise !C'est vrai que la quatrième de couverture laisse sous-entendre qu'il s'agit d'un space-opera un peu déjanté, avec son Festival qui envoie des téléphones demandant de le distraire.Mais cette mise en bouche n'est rien à côté d'un récit dans lequel l'explosion de la machine à couverts en plastique n'est que le symptôme le plus évident d'un univers complètement barré qui, pourtant, sert un récit d'une sacrée cohérence, malgré d [...]


    24. I found it really hard to decide between 3 and 4 stars for this book, I might go back and change this when I have had some more time to digest the book.***Here be mild spoilers***The story takes us to the far away multi planetary society of the New Republic, a place that has made the choice to shun all but the most basic technologies available to humanity (So they, for example, only use computers to a limited degree, except in their FTL ships and to oppress the populace) to avoid becoming hedoni [...]


    25. An impressive wide-ranging intelligent space opera, if that word is not an insult, with that being a phrase used to describe some science fiction that is not of this level, a book that reminds me a lot of Vernor Vinge's novels, particularly his _A Fire Upon the Deep_. Though I prefer Vinge's works, it like Vinge's novels manages to balance action, interesting characters with often entirely different viewpoints, a well-developed universe, and tackles some of Big Questions in science fiction. Both [...]


    26. Lke many SF readers I enjoy a good space opera tale now and then, even as the really epically memorable ones seem few and far between these days. Part of that I wonder if its because of the increasing sophistication of the audience, where strapping giant engines onto planets Doc Smith style doesn't quite fly anymore unless you have a pretty good explanation for how and why it works in a way that satisfies all the physics graduate students that are fact checking your science. Its also difficult t [...]


    27. Stross & The Festival have arrived: Rachel Mansour is a UN diplomat based incognito in an interplanetary Russian-ethnic society based on a historical model of class-structure and aristocratic inherited privilege. Martin Greenfield is also working undercover within the society for a mysterious paymaster called Herman. At the outset of the novel a presence arrives in orbit around one of these Russian worlds and showers the planet with mobile phones. The bemused natives are told on the phones t [...]


    28. This is one of the better pieces of singularity fiction I have encountered, despite the fact it dodges the hard problem of describing a post-singularity world by telling a tale from the point of view of the people the singularity left behind. The post-singularity intelligence(s) in the universe Stross built in Singularity Sky suppresses any ability of the pre-singularity entities in the universe to advance to a level where they may challenge it, or to perform any act that may threaten the events [...]


    29. I just finished both of Charles Stross' Eschaton related books, "Singularity Sky" and "Iron Sunrise". Both were really fun, and somewhat dense (as in geeky science info-dumping dense, especially in the former) reads. It sparked enough interest in me to pursue other books about singularity events and post singularity life (Vernor Vinge, Ken MacLeod, others?) which I found very engaging, unique and imaginative in Stross's hands. On top of thatey both had a cool "spy vs. spy" thing happening with l [...]


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