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The Resource Halting state, Charles Stross

Halting state, Charles Stross

Label
Halting state
Title
Halting state
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Charles Stross
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com start-up company that's just floated onto the London stock exchange. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smith's expertise." "The prime suspects are a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow for fire support. The bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and the robbery was supposed to be impossible. When word gets out, Hayek Associates and all their virtual "economies" are going to crash hard." "For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But the deeper she digs, the bigger the case gets. There are powerful players - both real and pixilated - who are watching her every move. Because there is far more at stake than just some game-head's fantasy financial security."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
Sergeant Sue Smith is called in to investigate a daring Edinburgh robbery, a crime perpetrated by a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow in the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and discovers that events in the virtual world could have a devastating impact on the real one
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221863
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NOV
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Stross, Charles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Halting State
Series volume
0001
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  • Computer games
  • Virtual reality
  • Bank robberies
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Halting state, Charles Stross
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Publication
Control code
000041544162
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9780441014989
Label
Halting state, Charles Stross
Link
Publication
Control code
000041544162
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9780441014989

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