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"Missile Gap" by C. Stross (medium-length scifi novella)

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  1. [5]
    asoftbird
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    Found this recently, surprised at how well-written this is. Interesting setting as well. l won't say more as it'll spoil the story ;)

    Found this recently, surprised at how well-written this is. Interesting setting as well. l won't say more as it'll spoil the story ;)

    2 votes
    1. arghdos
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      Stross is an internationally acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy/horror writer, and multiple winner of Hugo and Locus awards (this story itself won a Locus award in 2007). So, no real surprise at the quality...

      Stross is an internationally acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy/horror writer, and multiple winner of Hugo and Locus awards (this story itself won a Locus award in 2007). So, no real surprise at the quality here :p

      4 votes
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      spctrvl
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      Stross is one of my favorite contemporary authors. If you'd like to check out his other work, I'd definitely recommend Singularity Sky, Glasshouse, and Accelerando. Haven't gotten into his long...

      Stross is one of my favorite contemporary authors. If you'd like to check out his other work, I'd definitely recommend Singularity Sky, Glasshouse, and Accelerando. Haven't gotten into his long running series myself, but it's on the to do list.

      3 votes
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        no_exit
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        Accelerado has a lot of cool world-building and concepts, but it was a bit of a slog to read imo. I enjoyed Halting State and some of his other works I've read though.

        Accelerado has a lot of cool world-building and concepts, but it was a bit of a slog to read imo. I enjoyed Halting State and some of his other works I've read though.

        3 votes
        1. spctrvl
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          That's a fair assessment. It's my least favorite of the three novels I mentioned, though I did still enjoy it. Certainly beats its tepid rehash, Rapture of the Nerds...

          That's a fair assessment. It's my least favorite of the three novels I mentioned, though I did still enjoy it. Certainly beats its tepid rehash, Rapture of the Nerds...

          3 votes