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Bob Howard — a T-shirt-wearing computer geek and field agent for the super-secret British government agency The Laundry — must save the world from eldritch horrors, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, in this fast-paced spy thriller.

Bob's current mission is to stop the evil Ellis Billington from achieving world domination, but he must overcome obstacles including the Gravedust device, which permits communication with the dead; destiny-entanglement protocol; banishment weapons; and Ramona Random, a lethal but beautiful agent for the U.S. counterpart to The Laundry. Billington plans to raise the eldritch horror Jennifer Morgue from the vasty deeps, and communicate with a dead warrior for the purpose of ruling the world.

Blending physics and applied mathematics with the practice of summoning and demonology, this spy-meets-horror novel will keep sci-fi fans on the edge of their seats. This volume also includes a bonus story, "Pimpf," featuring agent Bob Howard in the world of virtual gaming, as well as an afterword entitled "The Golden Age of Spying."

Review:

"In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer bergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic. In 1975, the CIA used Howard Hughes's Glomar Explorer in a bungled attempt to raise a sunken Soviet submarine in order to access the Jennifer Morgue, an occult device that allows communication with the dead. Now a ruthless billionaire intends to try again, even if by doing so he awakens the Great Old Ones, who thwarted the earlier expedition. It's up to Bob and a collection of British eccentrics even Monty Python would consider odd to stop the bad guy and save the world, while getting receipts for all expenditures or else face the most dreaded menace of all: the Laundry's own auditors. Stross has a marvelous time making eldritch horror appear commonplace in the face of bureaucracy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"If this keeps up, 'Strossian' is going to become a sci-fi adjective." The Kansas City Star

Review:

"The Jennifer Morgue is Stross's most entertaining novel to date....Astonishing." Locus

Review:

"A brauvera display of intelligent action and real human characters amid eldritch menaces!" S. M. Stirling, author, Island in the Sea of Time trilogy

Review:

"Stross packs this new novel full of hilarious in-jokes and frenetic set pieces." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"One of the most enjoyable novels of the year....Stross steps carefully through all of the archetypes of a classic Bond adventure without ever becoming predictable. The resolution is as perfect as it is unexpected." Jonathan Strahan, editor of the annual Best Short Novels anthology series

Synopsis:

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for The Laundry, must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

Synopsis:

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

Synopsis:

The name is Howard. Bob Howard. Please don't hurt me...

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker for The Laundry, must stop a ruthless billionaire from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue" from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

About the Author

Charles Stross is the author of The Atrocity Archives, The Family TradeThe Hidden Family, the Manfred Macx series, and the Hugo Award–winning novella The Concrete Jungle. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441016716
Author:
Stross, Charles
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Demonology
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
A Laundry Files Novel
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.92x5.18x.93 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer bergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic. In 1975, the CIA used Howard Hughes's Glomar Explorer in a bungled attempt to raise a sunken Soviet submarine in order to access the Jennifer Morgue, an occult device that allows communication with the dead. Now a ruthless billionaire intends to try again, even if by doing so he awakens the Great Old Ones, who thwarted the earlier expedition. It's up to Bob and a collection of British eccentrics even Monty Python would consider odd to stop the bad guy and save the world, while getting receipts for all expenditures or else face the most dreaded menace of all: the Laundry's own auditors. Stross has a marvelous time making eldritch horror appear commonplace in the face of bureaucracy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "If this keeps up, 'Strossian' is going to become a sci-fi adjective."
"Review" by , "The Jennifer Morgue is Stross's most entertaining novel to date....Astonishing."
"Review" by , "A brauvera display of intelligent action and real human characters amid eldritch menaces!"
"Review" by , "Stross packs this new novel full of hilarious in-jokes and frenetic set pieces."
"Review" by , "One of the most enjoyable novels of the year....Stross steps carefully through all of the archetypes of a classic Bond adventure without ever becoming predictable. The resolution is as perfect as it is unexpected."
"Synopsis" by , Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for The Laundry, must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...
"Synopsis" by ,
Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

"Synopsis" by ,
The name is Howard. Bob Howard. Please don't hurt me...

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker for The Laundry, must stop a ruthless billionaire from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue" from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

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