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Charles Stross

Charles Stross
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Charles Stross is the author of the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn's Children. Born in Leeds, England, in 1964, Stross studied in London and Bradford, earning degrees in pharmacy and computer science. Over the next decade and a half he worked as a pharmacist, a technical writer, a software engineer, and eventually as a prolific journalist covering the IT industry. His short fiction began attracting wide attention in the late 1990s; his first novel, Singularity Sky, appeared in 2003.  He has subsequently won the Hugo Award twice. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a flat that is slightly older than the state of Texas.

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    Dark State
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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 Princes...

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    The Delirium Brief
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    The Delirium Brief

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor.com

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

    Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the...

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    Empire Games
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    Empire Games

    Empire Games

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games, expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel universes....

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    The Revolution Trade
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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 Businessand Trade of Queens--in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series.

    Miriam...

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    The Traders' War
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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 in Boston....

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    The Bloodline Feud
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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 behind...

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    Three Tales from the Laundry Files
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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 Rapture of the Nerds
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    The Rapture of the Nerds

    Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century.

    Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot. Those who are...

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    Equoid: A Laundry novella
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    Equoid: A Laundry novella

    Laundry Files

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    The "Laundry" is Britain's super-secret agency devoted to protecting the realm from the supernatural horrors that menace it. Now Bob Howard, Laundry agent, must travel to the quiet English countryside...

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    Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition
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    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
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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.


    At the Publisher's request,...

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    The Trade of Queens
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    The Trade of Queens

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Science Fiction

    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
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    Down on the Farm

    A Tor.Com Original

    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
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    Overtime

    A Tor.Com Original

    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 entities...

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    The Family Trade
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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 Revolution Business
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    The Revolution Business

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Science Fiction

    Things are going badly for the Clan in this SF novel of the Merchant Princes, the immensely popular series by Charles Stross. Locked in a vicious civil war for control over the kingdom of Niejwein,...

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    The Merchants' War
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    The Merchants' War

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Fantasy

    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, that...

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    The Clan Corporate
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    The Clan Corporate

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Fantasy

    Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family...

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    The Hidden Family
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    The Hidden Family

    Merchant Princes

    Charles Stross
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Fantasy

    The second volume of Charles Stross's thrill-a-minute saga of multiple worlds

    Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovered her alternate world relatives in The Family Trade,...

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