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What's that sci-fi book where phones are dropped from orbit? People are able to ask for things which are then manufactured and delivered to them. I think the scheme is used to bring down an oppressive government. I read this book a few years ago, and now I'm looking for more by this author.

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Singularity Sky by Charles Stross. There's a direct sequel, Iron Sunrise, and Stross has been a fairly prolific author over the past decade, with a number of ongoing series. His best known work is probably Accelerando.

  • Saturn's Children is pretty definitely not the same universe as Singularity Sky -- no FTL travel, and humanity is extinct. – Mike Scott Aug 4 '11 at 5:31
  • I think a case could be made for the Eschaton books existing in the same universe as Accelerando. It would be harder to make the same case for Saturn's Children, though Stross does leave open the possibility that humans will make a comeback in Saturn. – ObscureRobot Oct 28 '11 at 4:01

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