Charles Stross is one of the most popular writers of new space opera and hard science fiction working today. He won the 2004 Best Novel Locus Award for his novel Accelerando. He also won the Hugo Award twice for his novellas The Palimpsest (2010) and The Concrete Jungle (2005). His regularly updated blog is Charlie’s Diary. Fantastic extrapolator.
“I work for the betterment of everybody, not just some narrowly defined national interest, Pam. It’s the agalmic future. You’re still locked into pre-Singularity economic models that think in terms of scarcity. Resource allocation isn’t a problem anymore— it’s going to be over in a decade. The cosmos is flat in all directions and we can borrow as much bandwith as we need from the universal bank of entropy!”