Halting State

Product Number: EB00383537
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101208793
Publisher: Ace
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"Halting State [is] a near-future story that is at once over-the-top and compellingly believable." - Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates-a dot-com start-up company that's just floated onto the London stock exchange. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smith's expertise. The prime suspects are a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow for fire support. The bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and the robbery was supposed to be impossible. When word gets out, Hayek Associates and all its virtual "economies" are going to crash hard. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But the deeper she digs, the bigger the case gets. There are powerful players-both real and pixelated-who are watching her every move. Because there is far more at stake than just some game-head's fantasy financial security

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Author(s): Charles Stross
Series: Halting State Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2007

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Author(s): Charles Stross
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
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Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number DF088
Released: Jun 23, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440750199
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Author(s): Charles Stross
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
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Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number Z1847
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456112035

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