The UK awards recognize the best science fiction novels each year. The winner will be announced on May 1.
Check out the trailer for "Elysium," the upcoming sci-fi film from the director of "District 9," starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
This recently published short story by Priya Sharma is set in an alternate 19th century Liverpool and follows a merchant who scavenges for goods, including body parts themselves.
Stross talked about the beginning of his career, adapting to the publishing industry and getting the chance to revise his novels and release them in the way he originally envisioned them.
The heralded author recently gave a talk at New York Public Library, where he also read a bit from his new novel, tenatively titled "The Peripheral."