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Charles Stross

Charles Stross

CHARLES STROSS (he/him) is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has won three Hugo Awards for Best Novella, including for the Laundry Files tale “Equoid.” His work has been translated into over twelve languages. His novels include the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series (including Locus Award finalist The Dilirium Brief), and several stand-alones including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn's Children.

Like many writers, Stross has had a variety of careers, occupations, and job-shaped catastrophes, from pharmacist (he quit after the second police stakeout) to first code monkey on the team of a successful dot-com startup (with brilliant timing, he tried to change employers just as the bubble burst) to technical writer and prolific journalist covering the IT industry. Along the way he collected degrees in pharmacy and computer science, making him the world’s first officially qualified cyberpunk writer.

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Dead Lies Dreaming

Dead Lies Dreaming

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 Dreaming: A Laundry Files Novel.

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The Delirium Brief

The Delirium Brief

*2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL CATEGORY*

“Smart, literate, funny.”
—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

Someone is dead set to air the spy...

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Escape from Yokai Land

Escape from Yokai Land

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 of The Delirium Brief.

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The Labyrinth Index

The Labyrinth Index

“A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.” —The Washington Post Book World

The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the world in The Labyrinth Index, beginning an...

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Quantum of Nightmares

Quantum of Nightmares

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 brave new Britain under the New Management. The...

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