Charles Stross
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Charles Stross

Charles Stross, 50, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005, 2010, and 2015 Hugo awards for best novella, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages.

Like many writers, Stross has had a variety of careers, occupations, and job-shaped-catastrophes in the past, from pharmacist (he quit after the second police stake-out) to first code monkey on the team of a successful dot-com startup (with brilliant timing he tried to change employer just as the bubble burst).

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    • The Labyrinth Index

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended on the world, beginning an exciting new story arc in the Laundry Files series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great entertainment — funny and thoughtful

    • By William B Baker on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Atrocity Archives

    • A Laundry Files Novel
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,885

    Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen for IT People

    • By Raymond on 06-16-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Delirium Brief

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    Bob Howard's career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic, frustrating, squamous, and rugose

    • By Jasmine Wahlberg on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Fuller Memorandum

    • A Laundry Files Novel
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904

    Determined to discover the contents of this memorandum, Howard runs afoul of Russian spies, ancient demons, and apostles of a hideous cult planning to raise the Eater of Souls from the undead.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top notch!

    • By Maggie on 06-12-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Jennifer Morgue

    • A Laundry Files Novel
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905

    Bob Howard is a special operative for the British agency called The Laundry, and his task is to stop a rogue billionaire from using an artifact with the power to reanimate the dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Laundry as James Bond

    • By Bryan on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Nightmare Stacks

    • Laundry Files, Book 7
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703

    After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back on Track!

    • By Michael on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Apocalypse Codex

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815

    The winner of multiple Hugo Awards, Charles Stross is one of the most highly regarded science fiction writers of his time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Advanced computational demonology

    • By Ken on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Rhesus Chart

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789

    As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry - the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats - Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just plain loved this book

    • By Angus on 07-23-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dark State

    • A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story when it was sometimes told.

    • By Matt on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Accelerando

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 413

    The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hardest of hard SF...

    • By David Lee on 11-24-14

    Regular price: $34.99

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