Halting State
by Charles Stross
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Release Date2007-10-02 (added to CC 19 Mar 2012)
Amazon Sales Rank19,463
Now in paperback?from the author of Saturn?s Children.

In the year 2018, a daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates. 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. But Sergeant Sue Smith discovers that this virtual world robbery may be linked to some real world devastation.

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(21 Mar 2012)
With an alienating second-person POV, predictable antagonist, and flat ending Charles Stross's Halting State should be less fun than it is, but despite its flaws it's still a fun read with some standout characters.
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