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Charles Stross

Who is Charles Stross?

Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964) is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy. Stross specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. Between 1994 and 2004, he was also an active writer for the magazine Computer Shopper and was responsible for the monthly Linux column. He stopped writing for the magazine to devote more time to novels. However, he continues to publish freelance articles on the Internet. Early life and education Stross was born in Leeds, England. He showed an early interest in writing and wrote his first science fiction story at age 12. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in 1986 and qualified as a pharmacist in 1987. In 1989, he enrolled at Bradford University for a post-graduate degree in computer science. In 1990, he went to work as a technical author and programmer. In 2000, he began working as a writer full-time, as a technical writer at first, but then became successful as a fiction writer. Career In the 1970s and 1980s, Stross published some role-playing game articles about Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in White Dwarf magazine. Some of his creatures, such as the death knight, githyanki (the name borrowed from George R. R. Martin's 1977 novel, Dying of the Light), githzerai, and slaad (a chaotic race of frog-like humanoids) were later published in the Fiend Folio monster compendium.His first published short story, "The Boys", appeared in Interzone in 1987. A collection of his short stories, Toast: And Other Rusted Futures, was released in 2002; subsequent short stories have been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, and other awards. His first novel, Singularity Sky, was published by Ace Books in 2003 and was also nominated for the Hugo Award. His novella "The Concrete Jungle" (published in The Atrocity Archives) won the Hugo award for its category in 2005. His novel Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award for best science fiction novel, was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and was on the final ballot for the Hugo Award in the best novel category. Glasshouse won the 2007 Prometheus Award and was on the final ballot for the Hugo Award in the best novel category; the German translation Glashaus won the 2009 Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis. His novella "Missile Gap" won the 2007 Locus Award for best novella, and most recently he was awarded the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award or Skylark at Boskone 2008. His novel The Atrocity Archives (2004) focused on a British intelligence agency investigating Mythos-like horrors; using ideas similar to those in the RPG book Delta Green (1996), Stross commented in an afterword to the book: "All I can say in my defence is... I hadn't heard of Delta Green when I wrote The Atrocity Archive... I'll leave it at that except to say that Delta Green has come dangerously close to making me pick up the dice again.": 247 "Rogue Farm," his 2003 short story, was adapted into an eponymous animated film that debuted in August 2004.Stross was one of the Guests of Honour at Orbital 2008, the British National Science Fiction convention (Eastercon), in March 2008. He was the Author Guest of Honour at the Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention (Balticon) in May 2009. He was Author Guest of Honour at Fantasticon (Denmark) in August 2009. He was the Guest of Honor at Boskone 48 in Feb 2011. Cubicle 7 used their Basic Role-Playing license to create The Laundry (2010), based on Stross' writings, wherein agents must deal with the outer gods and British bureaucracy at the same time.: 432 In September 2012, Stross released The Rapture of the Nerds, a novel written in collaboration with Cory Doctorow. The two have also together been involved in the Creative Commons licensing and copyright movement. In December 2017 he gave a talk at 34C3. Awards Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. "Missile Gap" won the 2007 Locus Award for best novella. "The Concrete Jungle" (contained in The Atrocity Archives) won the Hugo Award for best novella in 2005; "Palimpsest", included in Wireless, won the same award in 2010, and "Equoid" in 2014. Glasshouse won the 2009 Prometheus Award for Best Novel; Stross was a Best Novel finalist in 2009 for Saturn's Children and has been nominated four other times for Iron Sunrise (in 2005), Accelerando (2006), The Revolution Business (2010) and Annihilation Score (2016). The Apocalypse Codex won the 2013 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Stross's work has also been nominated for a number of other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Hugo Award for Best Novel, as well as the Japanese Seiun Award. Selected bibliography The Merchant Princes series The Family Trade (2004) The Hidden Family (2005) The Clan Corporate (2006) The Merchants' War (2007) The Revolution Business (2009) The Trade of Queens (2010) Empire Games (2017) Dark State (2018) Invisible Sun (2021)The Laundry Files Universe The Laundry Files The Atrocity Archives (2004) The Jennifer Morgue (2006) Down on the Farm (2008 novelette) Equoid (2013 novelette) The Fuller Memorandum (2010) Overtime (2009 novelette) The Apocalypse Codex (2012) The Rhesus Chart (2014) The Annihilation Score (2015) The Nightmare Stacks (2016) The Delirium Brief (2017) The Labyrinth Index (2018) Escape From Puroland (due July 2021, novella)Tales of the New Management Dead Lies Dreaming (2020) Quantum of Nightmares (due January 2022) Halting State series Halting State (2007) Rule 34 (2011) The Lambda Functionary (originally 2014, then delayed to 2018, then abandoned and never published)Standalone work Iron Sunrise (2004) Accelerando (2005) Glasshouse (2006)References External links Official website – featuring a blog with guest contributions "Stross at Livejournal". Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Stross software releases – latest, 2000 Charles Stross at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database "Charles Stross :: Pen & Paper RPG Database". Archived from the original on 10 March 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

The Family Trade

The Family Trade

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A bold fantasy in the tradition of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber, The Merchant Princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction!Miriam Beckst...

Dark State

Dark State

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Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merch...

The Jennifer Morgue

The Jennifer Morgue

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Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from ...

Progetto Jennifer - Seconda parte (Urania)

Progetto Jennifer - Seconda parte (Urania)

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Progetto Jennifer Un'arma possente, appartenuta a un'antichissima civiltà, potrebbe spazzare via gli esseri umani dall'universo e Bob Howard, esperto informatico e agente sul campo della La...

The Bloodline Feud

The Bloodline Feud

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The Bloodline Feud: an omnibus edition of the first two novels in Charles Stross's The Merchant Princes seriesThe six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt f...

The Trade of Queens

The Trade of Queens

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A dissident faction of the Clan, the alternate universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, have carried nuclear devices between the worlds and e...

Saturn's Children

Saturn's Children

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Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct, leaving only androids behind to fulfill humanity’s dreams. And, having learned well from their long-dead masters, they’ve est...

Escape from Yokai Land

Escape from Yokai Land

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Regular readers of Charles Stross's Laundry Files might have noticed Bob Howard's absence from the events of The Nightmare Stacks, and his subsequent return from Tokyo at the start...

Quantum of Nightmares

Quantum of Nightmares

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A unique blend of espionage thrills and Lovecraftian horror, Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross's Laundry Files continues with Quantum of Nightmares.It’s a ...

The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4

The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4

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An unabridged collection of the “best of the best” science fiction stories written in 2011 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster. In “Dying Young,” by ...

Wireless

Wireless

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“Stross’s work offers a potent reminder of why short stories used to be the preferred delivery method for science fiction.” – The A.V. Club     ...

The Revolution Trade

The Revolution Trade

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The Revolution Trade: an omnibus edition of the fifth and sixth novels--The Revolution Business and Trade of Queens--in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series.

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

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A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2012. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Mu...

Empire Games

Empire Games

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Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games, expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel unive...

The Rhesus Chart

The Rhesus Chart

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The Hugo Award-winning author of The Delirium Brief reveals the secrets of The Laundry Files in an adventure of Lovecraftian horror and espionage hi-jinks...As...

The Clan Corporate

The Clan Corporate

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The third book (after The Family Trade and The Hidden Family) in the saga of the Merchant Princes by Charles Stross, in which Miriam gets into deadly trouble.

Overtime

Overtime

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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 interdimensiona...

The Annihilation Score

The Annihilation Score

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Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross presents the next case in The Laundry Files, “a weirdly alluring blend of super-spy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy, and Lovecraftian horror” ...

The Labyrinth Index

The Labyrinth Index

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“A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.” —The Washington Post Book WorldThe Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the world in ...

The Merchants' War

The Merchants' War

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The story of the worldwalkers just got stranger in Charles Stross's The Merchants' War. More worlds, more surprises. And there's a war going on ... Miriam Beckstein...

Iron Sunrise

Iron Sunrise

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“[Stross] has the ability to superimpose an intriguing take on contemporary events over an imaginative story peopled by bizarre characters.” – The Kansas City Star &...

Neptune's Brood

Neptune's Brood

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The year is AD 7000. The human species is extinct—for the fourth time—due to its fragile nature. Krina Alizond-114 is metahuman, descended from the robots that once serv...

Glasshouse

Glasshouse

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“ONE NIGHTMARISH PANOPTICON.” – The New York Times                When Robin wakes ...

Shoreline of Infinity 8½ EIBF Edition

Shoreline of Infinity 8½ EIBF Edition

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Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine is published in Edinburgh, Scotland. It features short fiction, articles, poetry, art, reviews and more. The first issue was publis...

The Delirium Brief

The Delirium Brief

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*2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL CATEGORY*“Smart, literate, funny.” —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians Someo...

The Traders' War

The Traders' War

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The Traders' War -- an omnibus edition of the third and fourth novels in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series. Miriam was an ambitious business journalist in Bo...

Giù alla Fattoria

Giù alla Fattoria

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Fantascienza - racconto lungo (48 pagine) - C'è solo una cosa capace di terrorizzare gli agenti della Lavanderia, abituati a orrori e mostri di ogni genere: la Fattoria, l'ospizio de...

Progetto Jennifer - prima parte (Urania)

Progetto Jennifer - prima parte (Urania)

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Progetto Jennifer Bob Howard è un esperto informatico e un agente sul campo della Lavanderia, la sezione dei servizi segreti di Sua Maestà che si occupa di minacce occulte. Ellis Billingt...

The Apocalypse Codex

The Apocalypse Codex

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For outstanding heroism in the field (despite himself), computational demonologist Bob Howard is on the fast track for promotion to management within the Laundry, the supersecret British gov...

Singularity Sky

Singularity Sky

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In a technologically suppressed future, information demands to be free in the debut novel from Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross.In the twenty-first cen...

The Hidden Family

The Hidden Family

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The Merchant Princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction!The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes, a...

Dead Lies Dreaming

Dead Lies Dreaming

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When magic and superpowers emerge in the masses, Wendy Deere is contracted by the government to bag and snag supervillains in Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross' Dead Lies...

Il memorandum Fuller (Urania)

Il memorandum Fuller (Urania)

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IL MEMORANDUM FULLER Gli anni passano ma non le kafkiane assurdità della buracrazia governativa con cui ha a che fare Bob Howard. Esperto informatico e brillante agente della Lavanderia, se...

Equoid: A Laundry Novella

Equoid: A Laundry Novella

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Charles Stross's "Equoid" is a dark fantasy tale from the Hugo-winning author of Rule 34, Halting State, The Atrocity Archives, and many others. The "...

Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

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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 c...

Monastery of Death

Monastery of Death

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A short story from the Deathwing anthology.

A Tall Tail

A Tall Tail

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From the author of Rule 34 and Halting State, a tale of deception, engineering, and the most unlikely rocket propulsion technology imaginable. "A Tall Tail" ...

The Atrocity Archives

The Atrocity Archives

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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. W...

I figli di Saturno (Urania)

I figli di Saturno (Urania)

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I FIGLI DI SATURNO XXIII secolo. L'umanità si è estinta, lasciando dietro di sé una specie mista di esseri in parte organici, in parte androidi. Il robot Freya Nakamichi-47 accetta di tra...

The Fuller Memorandum

The Fuller Memorandum

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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 girlf...

La stirpe di Nettuno (Urania)

La stirpe di Nettuno (Urania)

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LA STIRPE DI NETTUNO Krina Alizond-114 è un metaumano che vive in un universo in cui gli ultimi esseri umani naturali si sono estinti da cinquemila anni. Quando sua sorella scompare, si imb...

The Revolution Business

The Revolution Business

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Things are going badly for the Clan in this SF novel of the Merchant Princes, the immensely popular series by Charles Stross. Locked in a vicious civil war for control over the kingdom of Ni...

The Rapture of the Nerds

The Rapture of the Nerds

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A brilliant collaboration from the two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk: Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross.Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twent...

Engineering Infinity

Engineering Infinity

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The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the hea...

The Nightmare Stacks

The Nightmare Stacks

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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 ...

Rule 34

Rule 34

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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 act...

Invisible Sun

Invisible Sun

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The alternate timelines of Charles Stross' Empire Games trilogy have never been so entangled than in Invisible Sun—the techno-thriller follow up to Dark State—as stakes ...

Accelerando

Accelerando

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The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecula...

Halting State

Halting State

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“Halting State [is] a near-future story that is at once over-the-top and compellingly believable.” – Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End    &#...

Amanecer de Hierro

Amanecer de Hierro

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Una estrella G2 no explota sin más, así que los supervivientes del planeta Moscó, aniquilado en un suceso así, han lanzado un contraataque contra el responsable más probable: el sistema...