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Atrocity Archives (#1 Laundry Files)

Charles Stross Ken MacLeod



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01 December 2008
Science fiction; Fantasy; Science; Contemporary Sci-Fi
Series: Laundry Files
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 . . .
By:   Charles Stross
Introduction by:   Ken MacLeod
Imprint:   ACE BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 168mm,  Width: 104mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780441016686
ISBN 10:   0441016685
Series:   Laundry Files
Pages:   345
Publication Date:   01 December 2008
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Atrocity Archives (#1 Laundry Files)

Stross has gene-spliced H. P. Lovecraft and Len Deighton to produce a SF thriller that is both witty and unsettling. Like his peer Cory Doctorow, Stross has an ironic Generation X sensibility, conditioned, in his case, by time spent in the simultaneously thrilling and boring world of information technology. In The Atrocity Archives, Stross's genius lies in devoting fully as much time to the bureaucratic shenanigans of the Laundry as he does to its thaumaturgic mission. - The Washington Post Book World Much of the action is completely nuts, but Stross manages to ground it in believability through his protagonist's deadpan reactions to both insane office politics and supernatural mayhem. - San Francisco Chronicle If this keeps up, 'Strossian' is going to become a sci-fi adjective...Charles Stross writes with intelligence and enjoys lifting the rock to show you what's crawling underneath...The clever results will bring a smile to your face. - The Kansas City Star It's science fiction's most pleasant surprise of the year. - San Francisco Chronicle

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