Stross's Rule 34: pervy technothriller about the future of policing


21 Responses to “Stross's Rule 34: pervy technothriller about the future of policing”

  1. DoctressJulia says:

    Yes! Also, do NOT Google Google!!!!

  2. luc_betbeder says:

    Really got into “The Fuller Memorandum” very geeky good. Thank you to Mr Stross for understanding us so well.

  3. turn_self_off says:

    I seriously love that cover!

  4. Irene Delse says:

    Liz is an Edinburgh police detective on the “Rule 34″ squad; she works with a loose network of European cops to track down weird Internet memes before people start trying to imitate them in real life.

    A bit like what Tuesday Next does with literary crimes in Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, then? Heh.

  5. enkiv2 says:

    Charlie, since you are posting here: is this as ‘pervy’ as Saturn’s Children, or is it more along the lines of Halting State? (Will I be able to read it on the bus?)

    • Charlie Stross says:

      It’s a sequel to “Halting State”, and a crime novel. Depends what you mean by “pervy”, though; if you’re worried about homophobes reading over your shoulder? Don’t go there, because this is my Big Gay Near-Future Scottish Crime Novel.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anyone know of an ebook version of this I can actually get in Canada? For some stupid reason he won’t let Amazon sell it here…

  7. nanuq says:

    I’m sorry, spammers are being killed worldwide and this police officer is trying to stop it? That’s too much of a stretch for me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’ll wait for the porn parody.

  9. StrangestTribe says:

    Sounds like a cool book – but could someone please define “rococo” as it is used in the review? Are the spammers killed in a florid, ornamental style?

    • Cory Doctorow says:

      Q: “could someone please define “rococo” as it is used in the review? Are the spammers killed in a florid, ornamental style?”

      A: “one died after having a murderous cocktail of badly-interacting drugs (including Viagra) slipped into his recreational enema machine, itself a Soviet relic once owned by Nicolae Ceausescu.”

  10. xdmag says:

    So can we expect Mr. Stross to address Rule 46 in his next book?

    • The Doctor says:

      @xdmag: I thought that’s what Pinky and Brains in the Laundry Files novels were a nod to.

    • beemoh says:

      Originally, he’d started the series with books about Rules 1 and 2, but sadly they flopped due to a lack of marketing.

  11. warreno says:

    So when will there be a rule 34 of Rule 34? Or would that cause the fabric of the internet to fold inward on itself and implode?

    • andygates says:

      Tell you what, warreno, you start murdering spammers in florid manners, and I’ll st– no, hell, I’ll click *like* on every wikileaked crime scene photo. >:)

  12. Anonymous says:

    looks awfully like Cy Twombly’s art in the background of this cover.. re:

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