Stross reads from Halting State (plus Q’n’A)

Charlie does a longish reading from Halting State:

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-1670032014558458068&hl=en

Highlights:

  • First few mins: he talks about how technology seamless weaves itself into society as it develops
  • ~44 mins: the timing of such a novel. that four years ago noone would have got it at all and in two years time it’ll be blaze – mundane even ;).
  • ~57 mins: he talks about his next book – something about a fem-bot in a world without men. his late-Heinlein homage.
  • ~1:03: how he sees the technology for Halting State actually developing in 10 years time. His metric being that in 10yrs a mobile phone will have the power of a current gen. gaming station.

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