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Appeals Court

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  98 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
ebook, 39 pages
Published January 23rd 2006 by Infinite Matrix (first published 2004)
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Jun 30, 2009 Brian rated it really liked it
This reads a bit like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with a fish-out-of-water protagonist, a too cool to be believed ersatz group leader, and a sexy and competent female companion who saves their bacon time and again. It's nearly as absurd as Douglas Adams' strange world, but more violent, cynical, and sexual, where the suspense of the threat of violence feels more real than in HGttG, and the posthuman sex also is threatening on a different level. It's a fun book for grown-ups, with lots of i ...more
A very strange short story by Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow. I had a little bit of difficulty following it at first, despite its brevity, as the ideas came quick and razor sharp. This almost felt like reading Stephenson's Snow Crash with its quick wit and cultural references - but I couldn't quite get a feel for the lead character, Huw, until the story was almost over. I'm not sure I do even now - just left with a dazed feeling, like, "what the fu..?"
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Co-authored by a couple authors who I've enjoyed separately, this short story was an enjoyable read.
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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.

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