I need to buy a birthday present for my brother-in-law. I think he would like Charles Stross, but I have never actually read anything by Stross so don't know which to go for. Can anyone recommend a good place to start?
Needless to say, I don't think I'll go for Rule34.
ETA: He likes Christopher Brookmyre, Ian Rankin, and Iain M Banks, and Stross sounds like a cross between them all!