Charles Stross, born in 1964, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of seven Hugo-nominated novels, including Accelerando, Saturn's Children, and Neptune's Brood, as well as the Laundry Files series. He is the winner of three Hugo Awards for best novella and has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. He has worked as a pharmacist, software developer, and tech-industry journalist.
Written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - are more relevant than ever, this title helps us to explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it.
A tale set in an alternate world of the immediate future follows the efforts of the head of a paratime espionage agency to prepare for an upcoming drone war at the same time her estranged spy daughter attempts to protect national security during an ominous succession crisis.
Computational demonologist Bob Howard is taking a much-needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in the Laundry 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....
Charles Stross takes a departure from his epic science fiction to craft this cross between Len Deighton?style espionage and H.P. Lovecraftian horror.Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic.
But somehow, he is...
London 1888, Jack the Ripper is on the loose terrorizing the citizens of Whitechapel. The Queen of England sends a mysterious agent to uncover the truth of the vile monster hunting England's streets. The trail of blood leads to an even bigger mystery and to a darker enemy of the Crown, itself. While on Mont Orgueil, Grace Flynn, a prisoner of both England and France awaits her execution for a very...
Upgrading your order to Express Delivery
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