[ExI] Neptune's Brood

David Lubkin lubkin at unreasonable.com
Thu Oct 3 22:08:15 UTC 2013

I just finished Charlie Stross's transhumanist novel Neptune's Brood, set
millennia after the events of his Heinleinesque Saturn's Children. I expect
strange and novel from him. This fills the bill. 
I think it helps to understand
three-phase commits and the uses of public-key encryption. I do, so it's
hard to be sure how much sense it will make to someone who doesn't.

The aspect I found most surprising is how many parallels I see to Cordwainer
Smith's Norstrilia. A very different feel, and yet—

My favorite line: "Unarchive the holy malware suite and prepare it for

-- David.

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