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CHARLES STROSS is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has won three Hugo Awards for Best Novella, including for the Laundry Files tale “Equoid.” His work has been translated into over twelve languages. His novels include the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series (including Locus Award finalist The Dilirium Brief), and several stand-alones including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn's Children.

Like many writers, Stross has had a variety of careers, occupations, and job-shaped catastrophes, from pharmacist (he quit after the second police stakeout) to first code monkey on the team of a successful dot-com startup (with brilliant timing, he tried to change employers just as the bubble burst) to technical writer and prolific journalist covering the IT industry. Along the way he collected degrees in pharmacy and computer science, making him the world’s first officially qualified cyberpunk writer.

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    Escape from Puroland

    Escape from Puroland

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tordotcom

    Regular reader of the Laundry Files might have noticed Bob Howard's absence from the events of The Nightmare Stacks, and his subsequent return from Tokyo at the start of The Delirium...

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    Dead Lies Dreaming

    Dead Lies Dreaming

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tordotcom

    A LAUNDRY FILES NOVEL.

    In a tale of corruption, assassination, thievery, and magic, Wendy Deere must navigate rotting mansions that lead to distant pasts, evil tycoons, corrupt government officials, lethal curses, and her own moral qualms in order to make it out of this chase alive.

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    Dark State

    Empire Games

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant...

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    The Labyrinth Index

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tordotcom

    “A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.” —The Washington Post Book World

    The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the...

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    The Delirium Brief

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor.com

    *2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL CATEGORY*

    “Smart, literate, funny.” —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

    Someone...

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    Empire Games

    Empire Games

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross hits the ground running with Empire Games, provocative techno-thriller and fresh storyline in the Merchant Princes universe.

    It’s 2020. ...

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    The Traders' War

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    The Traders' War -- an omnibus edition of the third and fourth novels in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series.

    Miriam was an ambitious business journalist...

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    The Bloodline Feud

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    The Bloodline Feud: an omnibus edition of the first two novels in Charles Stross's The Merchant Princes series

    The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from...

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    Three Tales from the Laundry Files

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Enjoy two short stories and a novella from the Laundry Files. Originally published on Tor.com, these stories by Charles Stross continue the adventures of the Laundry, a secret division of the British...

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    The Revolution Trade

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    The Revolution Trade: an omnibus edition of the fifth and sixth novels--The Revolution Business and Trade of Queens--in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series.

    Miriam...

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    Equoid: A Laundry novella

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Charles Stross's "Equoid" is a dark fantasy tale from the Hugo-winning author of Rule 34, Halting State, The Atrocity Archives, and many others.

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    Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

    Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition

    A Tor.Com Original

    Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Liz Gorinsky, and David G. Hartwell, with stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat Murphy, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Rachel Swirsky, and Gene Wolfe
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on Tor.com in 2012. Includes stories by Elizabeth Bear, Adam Troy Castro, Paul Cornell, Kathryn Cramer, Brit Mandelo, Pat...

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    A Tall Tail

    A Tor.Com Original

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    From the author of Rule 34 and Halting State, a tale of deception, engineering, and the most unlikely rocket propulsion technology imaginable.

    "A Tall Tail"...

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    The Rapture of the Nerds

    The Rapture of the Nerds

    Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    From the two defining personalities of post-cyberpunk SF, a brilliant collaboration to rival 1987's The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

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    The Trade of Queens

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    A dissident faction of the Clan, the alternate universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, have carried nuclear devices between the worlds and exploded...

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    Down on the Farm

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    In Charles Stross's novel The Atrocity Archive and its sequels, the "Laundry" is a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark interdimensional entitities from destroying the cosmos...

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    Overtime

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Introduced to readers in the novels The Atrocity Archive and The Jennifer Morgue, the Laundry is a secret British government agency charged with preventing dark interdimensional...

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    The Family Trade

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    A bold fantasy in the tradition of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber, The Merchant Princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction!

    Miriam Beckstein is happy...

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    The Merchants' War

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Miriam Beckstein is a young, hip, business journalist in Boston. She discovered in The Family Trade and The Hidden Family that her family came from an alternate reality,...

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    The Clan Corporate

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    The third book (after The Family Trade and The Hidden Family) in the saga of the Merchant Princes by Charles Stross, in which Miriam gets into deadly trouble.

    Miriam...

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    The Hidden Family

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    The Merchant Princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction!

    The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes, a mixture of...

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