Top positive review
I liked you before
on 19 June 2017
This author has very respectable fantasy and sci-fi credentials but this is a masterpiece for a Radical Thinker and Futuroloigist; no simple sci-fi this.
What does A.I REALLY mean? What does acceleration of technological change actually offer? Now biological evolution seems to have been arrested by our control of the environment, what will deliberate evolution do to our future?
These are questions explored through following one man from a recognisable near future through to near-transcendence. The necessary legal and ethical challenges are covered in the authors well practiced engaging credible entertaining narrative manner. Family and dynastic issues illustrate some points. But this is a likely future, no 'warp' bypass reality cheats; this really could be where our grandchildren end up. And it is a NEW Unexpected but perfectly logical vision. For that reason alone 5* but it is well written and gripping.
Mr Stross, I liked you before, but this is not your run of the mill. It is a departure from your other work. It is a thoughtful MASTERPIECE: I salute you.