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Halting state
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Series:
Halting State volume 1.
Published:
New York : Ace Books, c2007.
Physical Desc:
351 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Central
SCIENCE FICTION Stross, C.
Description
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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Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780441014989 :
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APA Citation (style guide)

Stross, C. (2007). Halting state. New York: Ace Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stross, Charles. 2007. Halting State. New York: Ace Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stross, Charles, Halting State. New York: Ace Books, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stross, Charles. Halting State. New York: Ace Books, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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