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Halting State (2007) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. 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. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both...

Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyComputers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence
FictionScience FictionTechnologyCyberpunk and Virtual Reality
FictionScience FictionMystery and Detectives

Edition #1:

(2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Halting State is one extremely smart species of fun" William Gibson
  • "The first couple of pages had me hooked and I didn't touch another book until I finished it." John Carmack, creator of Doom and Quake
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Halting State (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9781841496658
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.0 x 1.0 in
Pages: 376

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Halting StatE (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441014989
Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.4 in
Pages: 368

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