Even had I not already discovered that I loved Stross' way with words I would have wanted to read this book based on its title alone. As someone who spends perhaps far too much time online and plays MMOs I am familiar with Rule 34. For those that may be scratching your head Rule 34 is simply this: if you can think of it, there is porn of it. The culture references in the book may be lost on readers in 10 years, as memes and internet fads do pass, there are many a high school age gamer that has managed to avoid discovering Goatse, but for those of us who are familiar with some of the more brain-searing products of the internet this book is filled with "delightful" references and connotations. Its a fun and variously raunchy sci-fi story of cops and robbers with a unique voice that I've only found in Stross' writing.