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Iron Sunrise

Copyright 2004 by Charles Stross

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SOJALS rating:     
one SOJALS point one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Very good (3/5)

I first read this on the 19th August 2005.

The star Moscow Prime has been destroyed by an unknown enemy, and all 200 million inhabitants of planet Moscow died in the blast wave. Shortly, the furthest surviving territory of the Moscow Republic, Old Newfoundland Four Portal Station Eleven, will be destroyed by the radiation from the exploding star. Now with the foreknowledge provided by FTL, this station is being evacuated.

Our young protagonist Wednesday is one of those being rescued. She should be on the rescue ship but there has been a delay: she has just found a murdered police officer and now she's being chased by a robotic hellhound and Wednesday is running for her life.

Well that's good enough for me. I loved it. Charles Stross is a writer to watch (I can say that with the benefit of hindsight - I've just read the fabulous "Accelerando").

Loaded on the 16th December 2006.
    
Cover of Iron Sunrise
Cover by Lee Gibbons

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Accelerando
Glasshouse
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