On 09/22/2016 06:23 AM, John Newman wrote:
> 
>> On Sep 22, 2016, at 12:34 AM, Mirimir <miri...@riseup.net> wrote:
>> 'Quantum Thief' opens with prisoner's dilemma selection. Make numerous
>> digital copies, select for copies that cooperate, repeat.
>>
>> "As always, before the warmind and I shoot each other, I try to make
>> smalltalk."
> 
> 
> I just grabbed a torrent of the trilogy
> (waiting on the paperbacks I ordered). Phoa! 
> Cool fucking book, Im only about 50 pages
> into the Quantum Thief but the world building
> is fucking great.... I loved when Jean said he
> needed "root of this body!" to stop their
> escape ship getting destroyed.

Well, they're under attack by Archon-rootkit nanomissiles!

"I am root, and the body is a world-tree, an Yggdrasil. There are
diamond machines in its bones, proteonomic tech in its cells. And the
brain, a true Sobornost raion-scale brain, able to run whole worlds."

He throws many new words at readers, defined only in context. But they
all make sense, if you've read Stephenson, Stross, etc. Raions are
planet-scale computer clusters that Sobornost have created for running
their sims.

> Seems like will be great read. 
> 
> thx ;)
> 
> 
> John
> 
> 

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