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Accelerando by Charles Stross
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I gave up on this book after realising the trudging wasn't going to be rewarding.

I felt as though at some point I'd have trudged far enough to not feel lost in the jargon. Normally hard sci-fi is just a matter of rolling with the sciency sounding words for a bit. What was I actually reading? Is this just meant to be a bunch of ideas thrown on the page? Does mentioning Bayes Theorem and having a character rant about needing to create Matrioshka brains ASAP make this cool sci-fi?

At some point, that jargon is meant to either be explained or become more obvious. That didn't happen here. Instead, a lot of words are thrown at you and are never really explained.

Wait, did you, Mr I Hate Exposition, just complain about there not being enough exposition? Yes, yes I did. I should also point out, that as a scientist, I've been to genetics conferences that were less confusing, and they are the kings of jargon and acronyms.

Maybe this book is meant for more avid fans of hard sci-fi.

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Reading Progress

October 10, 2019 – Started Reading
October 12, 2019 – Shelved
October 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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