Charles Stross Toast

ISBN 13: 9780809556038

Toast

3.81 avg rating
( 924 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780809556038: Toast

  • Short story collection containing such gems as "Antibodies," "Bear Trap," "Extracts from the Club Diary," "A Colder War," "TOAST: A con report," "A Boy and His God," "Ship of Fools," "Dechlorinating the Moderator," "Yellow Snow", "Big Brother Iron", "Lobsters".

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

The title of Stross's provocative new SF collection—a revised, expanded version of a 2002 title of the same name—is a mordant reference to catastrophes at the climaxes of these 11 stories. In "A Colder War," a stand-alone sequel to Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness," monsters from outside space and time are liberated as weapons of mass destruction by Russia and the Middle East. In "Antibodies," a mathematical theorem undermines the foundations of all computer encryption systems, forcing fugitive behavior from the narrator who has depended on the anonymity they hitherto ensured. "Ship of Fools," written in 1995, evokes the epic scale of Arthur C. Clarke's fiction in its projection of dire technological fiascos that rock the world at the turn of Y2K. In Stross's worlds, virtual reality is the new frontier, AI is a fact of life and everyone is fluent in the sometimes impenetrable technogeek-speak that goes with the territory. For all that, his characters are familiar and sympathetic hackers, slackers and opportunists, whose lives have not been improved by their technological expertise, and whose adventures he interweaves seamlessly with the circuitry. (June)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles Stross
Published by Wildside Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0809556030 ISBN 13: 9780809556038
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wildside Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0809556030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Charles Stross
Published by Cosmos (2005)
ISBN 10: 0809556030 ISBN 13: 9780809556038
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosmos, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0809556030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stross, Charles
Published by Wildside Press 2005-12-26 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0809556030 ISBN 13: 9780809556038
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wildside Press 2005-12-26, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0809556030 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0809556030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stross, Charles
Published by Wildside Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0809556030 ISBN 13: 9780809556038
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wildside Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110809556030

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stross, Charles
Published by Wildside Press
ISBN 10: 0809556030 ISBN 13: 9780809556038
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wildside Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0809556030 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0394372

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds