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Accelerando (ISBN 0441012841) is a 2005 science fiction novel by British author Charles Stross. It has been released online [1] under a creative commons license. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Charles Stross at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow Charles David George Stross (born October 18, 1964) is a science fiction writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Version 2 of Some Rights Reserved logo Some Rights reserved logo No Rights reserved logo The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to legally build upon and share. ...


The book is the story of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family as the world approaches and enters the technological singularity. It was originally written as nine novelettes and novellas, all published in Asimov's Science Fiction. The first three stories follow the character of "venture altruist" Manfred Macx starting in the early 21st Century, the second three stories follow his daughter Amber, and the final three focus largely on her son Sirhan in the completely tranformed world at the end of the century. According to Stross, the initial inspiration for the stories was his experience working as a programmer for a high-growth company during the dot-com boom of the 1990s [2]. Generation is the act of producing offspring, or procreation. ... Family dysfunction can be any circumstance that interferes with healthy family functioning. ... When plotted on a logarithmic graph, 15 separate lists of key events in human history show an exponential trend. ... A novelette (or novelet) is a piece of short prose fiction. ... A novella is a short, narrative, prose fiction work. ... Asimovs Science Fiction is a major science fiction magazine, which publishes both science fiction and fantasy. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ...



The original stories, as published in Asimov's Science Fiction:


He has finished a sequel novel entitled Glasshouse, scheduled to be published in 2006. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... Winners of the Nebula Award for best Novelette. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) annually presents four awards (though numbers have differed in previous years) based on a vote of BSFA members and recently also members of EasterCon. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novella. ...


See also

  • Accelerando Technical Companion (on wikibooks)

External links

  • Accelerando website containing the full text of the novel as well as Stross's notes for the series.
  • Interview conducted by Lou Anders at RevolutionSF, with extensive discussion of the stories.
  • Charlie Stross offers latest novel, Accelerando, for free (The Alien Online, 8/26/2005): Includes commentary from Stross about reasons for releasing freely-downloadable novels.

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Accelerando (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Accelerando (ISBN 0441012841) is a 2005 science fiction novel by British author Charles Stross.
Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award for Best Novel, and he has finished a sequel novel entitled Glasshouse, scheduled to be published in 2006.
Accelerando website containing the full text of the novel as well as Stross's notes for the series.
Accelerando Technical Companion - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks (2019 words)
This is a technical companion to Charlie Stross's novel Accelerando.
Accelerando is not a "post-Singularity" novel but rather a "through-Singularity" novel as it takes the reader from our days (the first chapter "Lobsters" can be situated around 2010) through a Singularity to a sketched post-Singularity world.
The novel is available as a free download from the official site, and will also be available for purchase in bookstores on July 1, 2005.
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