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Publisher Comments:

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...

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:

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

Review:

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

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

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

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 — 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, code-named Jennifer Morgue, in this fast-paced spy thriller.

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 a full-time writer who was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He studied in London and Bradford, gaining degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs, including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441018147
Author:
Stross, Charles
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
A Laundry Files Novel
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.70x4.20x1.20 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 416 pages Ace Books - English 9780441018147 Reviews:
"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 , "Stross packs this new novel full of hilarious in-jokes and frenetic set pieces."
"Review" by , "The Jennifer Morgue is Stross's most entertaining novel to date....Astonishing."
"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."
"Review" by , "A brauvera display of intelligent action and real human characters amid eldritch menaces!"
"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 — 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, code-named Jennifer Morgue, in this fast-paced spy thriller.
"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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