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The Delirium Brief

#8 Laundry Files

Charles Stross



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Orbit Books
26 June 2018
Series: Laundry Files

Bob Howard's career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from the supernatural, has involved brilliant hacking, ancient magic and combat with creatures of pure evil.

Now the Laundry's existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organisation has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a government looking for public services to privatise. There are things in the Laundry's assets that big business would simply love to get its hands on... Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.
By:   Charles Stross
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 131mm,  Width: 200mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   324g
ISBN:   9780356508313
ISBN 10:   0356508315
Series:   Laundry Files
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   26 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo awards for best novella, two of which are part of the Laundry Files series, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages. As the owner of degrees in pharmacy and computer science, he graduated as the world's only academically qualified cyberpunk writer just as cyberpunk died. Today he describes his job as telling lies for money and tormenting his imaginary friends. Follow his blog at http://www.accelerando.org/ and his Twitter feed at @cstross.

Reviews for The Delirium Brief (#8 Laundry Files)

Brilliantly disturbing and funny at the same time Stross at the top of his game - which is to say, few do it better Charles Stross owns this field, and his vast, cool intellect has launched yet another mad, sly entertainment that will strangle the hell out of anything else on offer right now Stross has pulled off yet another fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, office comedy and Lovecraftian horror . . . ferociously enjoyable Alternately chilling and hilarious

  • Short-listed for Locus Best Fantasy Novel 2018 (UK)

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