Rule 34 - Charles Stross Stross channeling Richard K. Morgan minus the hip noir. There's a good story here somewhere but the style and attitude make it inaccessible. But maybe this is all on purpose. Maybe Stross is deliberately annoying me because he has something important to say. I just don't get what it is.

Stross is clearly one of the smarter, extrapolators of current trends and maybe he is onto something here. This is going back on the shelf for a future re-read.

To those thinking of starting on this book, beware. It'll take same effort unless you like being punished. There's a potential reward which I cannot attest to since I did not find it and must now go back to see if there is indeed one.