Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Revolution Business - Charles Stross

Or, Clan War time. With another reactionary clan, led by the United State republican party.

Miriam is pregnant, and an heir to the throne, no less, so plenty of manoeuvring around here, along with trying to keep her alive.

However, there's a little matter of some nuclear weapons. Or, what are the superpowers that give spies screaming nightmares? Telepathy/mind control, invisibility, and teleportation. A limited form of the latter is of course what the Clan worldwalkers have. So doesn't matter where you put your handy nuclear weapons unless you defend against them in the same manner they day.

So the stakes have been raised from massacring each other with our world obtained automatic weapons.

Their other world research also continues in a more scientific manner, working out that no, it really probably isn't magic in that sense, what is going on here.

Not as good as the earlier series, and a definite cliffhanger.

3.5 out of 5

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