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Saturn's Children

5 Ratings: 3.6
Charlie Stross novel

   Saturn's Children is a 2008 science fiction novel by British author Charles Stross. Stross has said that it is "a space opera and late-period Heinlein tribute"[1] (specifically Heinlein's Friday[2]). It was nominated for … see full wiki

2 reviews about Saturn's Children
review by . February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
This review originally appeared in RayGun Revival magazine in early 2008      Saturn's Children by Charles Stross  Ace, 2008, 336 pages      I've just finished Saturn's Children, Charlie Stross' homage/send-up of the works of Robert A. Heinlein and I'm very tempted to restrict my review to a single word: whew!    What a ride. This is an extremely complex work that twists together an enormous number of elements …
review by . February 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
This starts with a dedication to Asimov and Heinlein, so it's most interesting to see what Stross has taken from whom and incorporated into his semi-homage. Well, it's a future limited to the solar system where robots are running the show since humans have gone extinct. The most obvious element swiped from Asimov is the use of rules to control the robots in the presence of humans, but Stross has incorporated some really nasty twists how robots actually function in this universe and how those …
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