The Rhesus Chart

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425256561

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7733

Bob Howard, a newly appointed junior manager of an organization tasked with defending England from supernatural threats, must stop an outbreak of vampirism at a merchant bank.
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The Atrocity Archives

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101208847

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7388

The first novel in Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross's witty Laundry Files series. Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe - but then he went and got Noticed. Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, parallel universes, dimension-hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world. Only one thing is certain: it will take more than a full system reboot to sort this mess out . . .
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The Jennifer Morgue

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441016716

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1282

A geekish demonology hacker for "The Laundry," Bob Howard finds himself forced into the unlikely role of savior of the world, when ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington embarks on plans to release an eldritch horror that communicates with the dead, the Jennifer Morgue, from the depths of the sea in order to rule the world.
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The Fuller Memorandum

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101456156

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 640

View our feature on Charles Stross' The Fuller Memorandum. National bestselling author Charles Stross brings back Bob Howard-"a British super spy with a long-term girlfriend, no fashion sense, and an aversion to martinis" (San Francisco Chronicle) Bob Howard is taking a much needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in The Laundry's archives when a top secret dossier known as The Fuller Memorandum vanishes-along with his boss, who the agency's executives believe stole the file. Determined to discover exactly what the memorandum contained, Bob runs afoul of Russian agents, ancient demons, and the apostles of a hideous faith, who have plans to raise a very unpleasant undead entity known as the Eater of Souls...
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The Apocalypse Codex

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042525643X

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 3714

Persephone Hazard, a member of the Laundry who is as beautiful as she is unpredictable, investigates an American televangelist who seems to be able to miraculously heal people.
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The Delirium Brief

A Laundry Files Novel

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 0765394669

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3830

“Smart, literate, funny.” —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the next installment to Charles Stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series! Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess. Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize. Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself. Laundry Files 1. The Atrocity Archives 2. The Jennifer Morgue 3. The Fuller Memorandum 4. The Apocalypse Codex 5. The Rhesus Chart 6. The Annihilation Score 7. The Nightmare Stacks
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The Annihilation Score

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425281175

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3361

"Mo's latest assignment is to assist the police in containing an unusual outbreak: ordinary citizens suddenly imbued with extraordinary abilities of the superpowered kind. Unfortunately these people prefer playing super-pranks instead of performing super-heroics"--
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The Nightmare Stacks

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425281191

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1685

The Laundry Files' "fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, mundane office comedy and Lovecraftian horror" (SFX) continues as Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross assigns a day trader to a permanent position on the night shift... After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by the Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence--as Alex has no stomach for predatory blood-sucking--he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative-in-training. For his first assignment, Alex is dispatched to Leeds to help assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker for use as the Laundry's new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is Alex's hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his parents that he's left banking for the Civil Service, while hiding his undead condition, is causing him more anxiety than learning how to live as a vampire secret agent preparing to confront multiple apocalypses. Alex's only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a drama student appearing in the local goth festival who is inexplicably attracted to him despite his awkward personality and massive amounts of sunblock. But Cassie has secrets of her own--secrets that make Alex's nightlife behaviors seem positively normal...
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Glasshouse

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441014033

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 7651

Awakening in a clinic with most of his memories missing, Robin goes on the run from unknown enemies out to kill him, volunteering to take part in the Glasshouse, an experimental polity simulating a pre-accelerated culture in which he will be assigned an anonymous identity, but he experiences radical changes that threaten everything. 20,000 first printing.
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Rule 34

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516645

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2763

Meet Edinburgh Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh, head of the Innovative Crimes Investigation Unit, otherwise known as the Rule 34 Squad. They monitor the Internet for potential criminal activity, analyzing trends in the extreme fringes of explicit content. And occasionally, even more disturbing patterns arise… Three ex-cons have been murdered in Germany, Italy, and Scotland. The only things they had in common were arrests for spamming—and a taste for unorthodox entertainment. As the first officer on the scene of the most recent death, Liz finds herself sucked into an international investigation that isn’t so much asking who the killer is, but what—and if she doesn't find the answer soon, the homicides could go viral.
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Three Tales from the Laundry Files

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466872462

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6824

Enjoy two short stories and a novella from the Laundry Files. Originally published on Tor.com, these stories by Charles Stross continue the adventures of the Laundry, a secret division of the British government dedicated to tracking down and containing breaches of reality by occult and otherworldly threats. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Overtime

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429952105

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4023

Introduced to readers in the novels The Atrocity Archive and The Jennifer Morgue, the Laundry is a secret British government agency charged with preventing dark interdimensional entities from destroying the human race. Now, in "Overtime," the Laundry is on a skeleton staff for Christmas—leaving one bureaucrat to be all that stands between the world and annihilation by the Thing That Comes Down Chimneys. Written especially for Tor.com's holiday season, Charles Stross's novelette is a finalist for the 2010 Hugo Award. Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning author of some of the most acclaimed novels and stories of the last ten years, including Singularity Sky, Accelerando, Halting State, the "Merchant Princes" series beginning with The Family Trade, and the story collections Toast and Wireless. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Equoid

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Subterranean

ISBN: 9781596066649

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 999

While on assignment at a countryside farm, Agent Bob Howard of "The Laundry"—a secret agency tasked with protecting Britain from occult nightmares—discovers a menace of Lovecraftian proportions.
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Iron Sunrise

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441012961

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

View: 1410

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Halting State

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101208793

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9480

“Halting State [is] a near-future story that is at once over-the-top and compellingly believable.” – Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates—a dot-com start-up company that’s just floated onto the London stock exchange. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smith’s expertise. The prime suspects are a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow for fire support. The bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and the robbery was supposed to be impossible. When word gets out, Hayek Associates and all its virtual “economies” are going to crash hard. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But the deeper she digs, the bigger the case gets. There are powerful players—both real and pixelated—who are watching her every move. Because there is far more at stake than just some game-head’s fantasy financial security…
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Neptune's Brood

A Space Opera

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425256308

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 422

After being stalked across the galaxy by an assassin, post-human Krina Alzon-114 journeys to the water-world Shin-Tethys in search of her sister in this new space opera from the Hugo Award-winning author of Saturn's Children. Reprint.
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Down on the Farm

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429952261

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 409

In Charles Stross's novel The Atrocity Archive and its sequels, the "Laundry" is a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark interdimensional entitities from destroying the cosmos and, not incidentally, the human race. The battles with creatures from beyond time are dangerous; however, it's the subsequent bureaucratic paperwork that actually breaks men's souls. Now, in "Down on the Farm," Laundry veteran Bob Howard must investigate strange doings at another obscure, moth-eaten government agency—evidently a rest home for Laundry agents whose minds have snapped... Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning author of some of the most acclaimed novels and stories of the last ten years, including Singularity Sky, Accelerando, Halting State, the "Merchant Princes" series beginning with The Family Trade, and the story collections Toast and Wireless. In 2010, his Laundry story "Overtime," published on Tor.com, is a finalist for science fiction's Hugo Award. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Rapture of the Nerds

A Tale of the Singularity, Posthumanity, and Awkward Social Situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765329107

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 6811

A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.
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Singularity Sky

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441011797

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 1806

In a world transformed by the Eschaton, a sentient artificial intelligence, the colony of New Republic, founded by people who wanted no part of the technological revolution, is threatened by an information plague of advanced technology. Reprint.
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The Clan Corporate

Book Three of The Merchant Princes

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429914864

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6276

Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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