Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

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Charles Stross - The Atrocity Archives

Postby hetz » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:43 pm

Modern day Britain meets Cthulu mythos meets spy thriller meets office politics. A collection of short stories about a guy who becomes involved with a top-secret organisation tasked with stopping Cthulu-type incursions. Quite funny and well worth a read.
I've been meaning to post about it on here for ages but thought no one would be interested :P I remembered because I've just found out there's a sequel called The Jennifer Morgue. I'll be visiting a few bookshops tomorrow...

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Postby DemonEtrigan » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:10 pm

Got it and loving it...if you are any sort of IT geek, current or ex cubicle Monkey, etc. you will like it.
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Postby Skipp » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:44 am

i love em all... really good.
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Postby DemonEtrigan » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:57 pm

And he's submitted the draft of the third - The Fuller Memorandum
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Postby Levied Troop » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:35 pm

Been reading this - really good. There appear to be a lot more books by him out there.

If you're into IT geeks, Civil Service fun, H P Lovecraft or Weird War 2 you'll enjoy it. And his concept of CCTV cameras is inspired (and true BTW).
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Postby Bad Tempered Old Gamer » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:07 pm

Only wish my civ service job was half the fun that he showed...
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Postby Rob » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:49 am

Just finished the first story in the first book. Took me about thirty pages to get used to the sci-fi / comedy mix, but loved the rest. Very good, I can see why they've put out an rpg based on it.
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Postby Blackie's Left Boot » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:51 am

DemonEtrigan wrote:The Fuller Memorandum

The best of the three IMO, cracking stuff. Had to stay up til all hours to finish! :lol:
Though you'd have to have read all 3 for best effect.

Good inspiration for a little *spoiler* v *spoiler* v *spoiler* scenario at the climax, too.
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Postby geronimo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:18 am

Read Atrocity based on recs here, downloaded Jennifer for the Kindle, thoroughly enjoying the series....

What's his other SF like?
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Postby DemonEtrigan » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 am

geronimo wrote:Read Atrocity based on recs here, downloaded Jennifer for the Kindle, thoroughly enjoying the series....

What's his other SF like?


all pretty excellent, but it all has a twist to it, there are a couple of collections of short stories that show the breadth of his writing off really well.
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