CHARLES STROSS was born in Leeds, England, in 1964. He has worked as a pharmacist, software engineer and freelance journalist, but now writes full-time. To date, Stross has won three Hugo Awards and been nominated twelve times. He has also won the Locus Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best Novella, and has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Awards. His books include Empire Games, the upcoming Dark State, The Merchant Princess series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn's Children.
A nightmarish clash of arms, politics, and wills... Tension crackles from every page.... Sheer brilliance: when Stross is in this mood, nobody else comes close. --Kirkus, starred review, on Dark State Complexly plotted and with characters to match, Dark State exceeds the promise of Empire Games. --Booklist, starred review No one beats [Stross] at hypertech. --The Wall Street Journal on Empire Games A well-written book, full of mystery and intrigue, with entire worlds at stake. --Michael Flynn on Empire Games If imagination is the key to success for a writer, Charles Stross has it in spades. --The Times (London) on Charles Stross Praise for The Merchant Princes series The keen eye and what-if imagination of Charles Stross fuel a fresh look at alternate worlds.--David Brin Charles Stross(1)s Merchant Princes novels are economic science fiction worth reading. --Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Great wit and high suspense. --San Francisco Chronicle A festival of ideas in action, fast moving and often very funny. --Locus A rollicking, pacy read that delivers on the fun. --Interzone