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Charles Stross

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Charles David George "Charlie" Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.

Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan.

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2014 saw the publication of two long format Laundry Files stories—the novella "Equoid" and the novel "The Rhesus Chart", the fifth book in the series. I wrote them at different times and for different reasons, but they share a common theme. (It was also around this time that I got the memo from editorial at Ace—all series of three or more books must have a series title—and was handed "The Laund...

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The Rhesus Chart (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Book #5 of The Laundry Files, scheduled for publication in July 2014 (Ace (US), Orbit (UK)).

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I won't review books here. Reason: a negative review might be disproportionately hurtful (coming from another author), and I'd feel dishonest if I only wrote positive reviews. So I'm not going to do casual reviews, or review works by living authors.
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