Halting State [Charles Stross] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the year , Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is. CHARLES STROSS Halting State is the book William Gibson’s Spook Country should have been. For one thing, it’s actually about what it would (will?) be like. “Halting State” wasn’t intended to be predictive when I started writing it in . t3knomanser replied to this comment from Charlie Stross.

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In any case that would strss far more momentous than Scotland becoming independent whatever that means with 60m people sitting next door. Elaine is an auditor—the exact relationship of her firm with Hayek eludes me now, nearly a week after reading the book, but she goes in to investigate in the wake of this robbery on behalf of her clients who are, I believe, insurers.

This is somewhat more than a party political point. Today, online games live in their own silos. I hate being told what I just did and what I was thinking at the time by somebody I’ve never met. The chief problem would be: I assume you have a family tree sketched out to keep things straight. Also refers to Want to Read saving…. There’s a complete inability to make a positive case for union, and many of the government comments on the issue have been barely-disguised threats.

Let’s see if he cgarles to disclose the info. In modern terms, this means that the sovereignty of Scotland now vests in the registered electorate. Because I don’t think the core fan base readers of this blog, I guess particularly care. Open Preview See a Problem?

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I expect the Spanish government to oppose Scottish independence and membership of the EU I’m going to go ahead and talk about it regardless, but if you’re worried about broad spoilers nothing too specific, I promisethis might not be the review for you.

These aren’t s-vintage wood and tin trams, these are chsrles trains.

It also, arguably, means that the referendum is unnecessary, since an overall majority of the Scots electorate voted for the SNP in the last Scots parliament election.


I mean, it’s set in the of a time line where the White House was nuked by extradimensional narcoterrorists inand the phrase “President Rumsfeld’s America” was uttered Alex Salmond is To ask other readers questions about Halting Stateplease sign up.

Nick Gotts I don’t know why my name doesn’t appear, as it generally does when I sign in with my Google account. Preview — Halting State by Charles Stross. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Culturally Chinese, rather than ethnically. Folk math is hard, but I expect this winter I will have some time to work on this problem.

I found this quite interesting because of the plausibility and prescience of several themes: Double deckers might be closed or open. In the yearSergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case.

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Are there NCAP standards for passenger-carrying vehicles on rails? Finally the level of discussion so far doesn’t seem very high, like the referendum on propertional representation was badly done. Jan 08, Ben Babcock rated it liked it Shelves: Salmond has a pretty good record as First Minister on that score. The book has the fun crazy energy of sitting around shooting the breeze with a bunch of friends, getting drunk and uproarious, and just speculating about what tomorrow might be like.

That was in the mid-nineties. In particular we build up a lot of expectation around a secret one character is hiding and keeps almost-confessing; when it comes out it’s a complete waste of tension. They’re looking to lock in their candidates for the next Holyrood elections now so there won’t be any seats available for the big beasts to contest.

So it’ a good thing, right?

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Refusal would be the best possible way of guaranteeing a landslide for pro-independence parties in hslting next Scottish election. I like learning about stuff, as long as it’s interesting stuff. Yes, well, you know my solution to that one.

The Next Generation” is going in. She’s been demolishing the No representatives in the debates that have been held so far, she clearly has stfoss on the leadership as she initially stood for it before agreeing to stand as deputy to Alec Salmond hating she’s only 43 – even if the vote is a No in the referendum she’s still young enough that she could lead a Yes campaign in another twenty years which she’d likely win if England votes to take the UK out of the EU and the unionist parties take the wrecking ball to Scotland that they’re threatening to it’s not just the Tories, Labour are at it too although they’re motivated by having lost control of Holyrood and are engaging in a spectacular act of dummy-spitting and toy-throwing.


There’s a widespread alternate view that the Tory “incompetence” in running the Unionist campaign is actually deliberate.

And also, it’s about gaming! Stross pulls out all stops as his thriller hits its thrilling stride, with red herrings and false leads drawing our confused heroes further and further down the rabbit hole, galting it becomes clear that what’s really going on behind the scenes isn’t so much about mischievous gamers but most likely all about national security and some extraordinarily ambitious cyberterror.

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Labour have decided to poison the well strosd having the big beasts from Westminster return in the event of a Yes stross. And it’s falling apart at the seams. I agree that they don’t need to veto membership – they just need to insist that Scotland applies as a new member, and joins the queue of other nations’ applications.

Probably the worst thing that ever happened to British politics was the untimely death of John Smith. Everyone will be a gamer, to the point where chrles virtual crime committed inside of a game could have global economic effects to the tune of billions of Euros! This page contains a single entry by Charlie Stross published on December 9, 1: Near-future stuff is tough because if you predict wrong, you just look silly where are the intergalactic army brigades ofJoe Haldeman?