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Halting State

(2007)
(The first book in the Halting State series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
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 startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both...

Genre: Science Fiction
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Praise for this book

"As keenly observant of our emergent society as it is of our emergent technologies. Halting State is one extremely smart species of fun." - William Gibson


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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-441-01498-4 / 978-0-441-01498-9 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-84149-665-0 / 978-1-84149-665-8 (UK edition)
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June 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Halting State (A Halting State Novel)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-441-01607-3 / 978-0-441-01607-5 (USA edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-84149-694-4 / 978-1-84149-694-8 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
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June 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
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September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
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October 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Halting State
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Ace
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