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Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Post by Skipp » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:52 pm

Sane Max wrote:I find it intersting that he wrote a (piss-poor) short story for one of the early WH40K Compilation books, but there is no mention of it on his website..........

Pat


He doesn't mention creating the githyanki either...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Githyanki

Though it might be the Russ Nichols artwork I like most there...

Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Post by Clayface » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:38 pm

I find it intersting that he wrote a (piss-poor) short story for one of the early WH40K Compilation books, but there is no mention of it on his website..........

Pat

Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Post by DemonEtrigan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:34 pm

Skipp wrote:No way is Bob a Sean Connery figure, he's not macho enough - you need to tune into the IT technician and office and institutional politics elements of the stories a swell as the spy stuff, imo....


but that's entirely the point in the Jennifer Morgue.....Bob ISN'T Bond, he's the girl companion :)

Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Post by Phil_Gray » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:27 pm

It's the underwater knife fight - just screams Thunderball at me...... maybe Connery hybridised with Leonard off of TBBT?

Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Post by Skipp » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:08 pm

No way is Bob a Sean Connery figure, he's not macho enough - you need to tune into the IT technician and office and institutional politics elements of the stories a swell as the spy stuff, imo....

Re: Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Post by Phil_Gray » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:57 pm

I ain't no geek, but I'm a big fan of Deighton/ Fleming noir style spy fiction, and he (Stross) to my mind nails the crossover bang on - keeps the tech stuff dialled down low, in favour of noir style plot twists. Whenever I read Jennifer Morgue I see Sean Connery as Bob - which I guess makes Mo Honor Blackman?

And Charles Gray/ Jonathan Pryce as the villain...

Post by Blackie's Left Boot » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:34 am

There you go AEG, you'll just have to read/listen to all of them and decide for yourself! :lol:

Post by DemonEtrigan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 am

Blackie's Left Boot wrote:
anevilgiraffe wrote:
The Dozing Dragon wrote:Keep going............................ :roll:


gave up after the stupid Bond thing...


That was the worst one, keep going to The Fuller Memorandum if you can, it's outstanding.


I thought that one was excellent, with a really clever use of bond within the context of the world rules already established and with an excellent twist at the end.

Post by Skipp » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:34 am

@ AEG, I really enjoyed em, but perhaps the audiobook reader did it in a style that didn't work for you?

They are also each done in a different spy writers style, so their is only one "bond" novel in the set (Len Deighton is parodied in the 1st one afaik), hence the bond gags...

Anyway, to each, their own. 8)

Post by Blackie's Left Boot » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:08 am

anevilgiraffe wrote:
The Dozing Dragon wrote:Keep going............................ :roll:


gave up after the stupid Bond thing...


That was the worst one, keep going to The Fuller Memorandum if you can, it's outstanding.

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