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Matthew Flaming

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I grew up in Los Angeles and studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. I currently live in Portland, Oregon.

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The Kingdom of Ohio

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Halting State is the second book by Charles Stross that I've read. The first, Accelerando, is (to steal a cliche) a flawed masterpiece -- a word which I don't use lightly -- and on its strength I was eager to dive into this novel.

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“Whether beautiful or terrible, the past is always a ruin.”
Matthew Flaming, The Kingdom of Ohio

“They tell me we're living in an information age, but none of it seems to be the information I need or brings me closer to what I want to know. In fact (I'm becoming more and more convinced) all this electronic wizardry only adds to our confusion, delivering inside scoops and verdicts about events that have hardly begun: a torrent of chatter moving at the speed of light, making it nearly impossible for any of the important things to be heard”
Matthew Flaming, The Kingdom of Ohio

“It comes to him that maybe love is always this way, a long-shot gamble: a bet against the odds that some intangible connection--even one so strange as this--will outweigh all the details and triviality of the world that drive people apart.”
Matthew Flaming, The Kingdom of Ohio




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