Charlie Stross is one of the new wave of british science fiction writers, writing somewhat edgy (post-punk, post-thatcherian) fiction. Charlie does some very interesting "post-singularity" fiction, among the best, most interesting and technically informed sci-fi around. His "Antibodies" short story published in Interzone 157, republished in Dozois' Best Annual SF #18 is exemplary in both senses of word. "A Colder War" and "Lobsters" are also good examples. Buy the short story anthology "Toast" or one of his novels that have started flooding out.