WorldCat Identities

Stross, Charles

Works: 222 works in 934 publications in 9 languages and 26,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Paranormal fiction  Horror fiction  Dystopias  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6119.T79, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charles Stross
Accelerando by Charles Stross( Book )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to cope with the unchecked technological innovations that have rendered humankind nearly obsolete, the members of the Macx family are confronted by an unknown enemy that is systematically attempting to annihilate all biological lifeforms
Halting state by Charles Stross( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Sue Smith is called in to investigate a daring Edinburgh robbery, a crime perpetrated by a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow in the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and discovers that events in the virtual world could have a devastating impact on the real one
Rapture of the nerds by Cory Doctorow( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision
Rule 34 by Charles Stross( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Meet Edinburgh Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh, head of the Innovative Crimes Investigation Unit, otherwise known as the Rule 34 Squad. They monitor the Internet for potential criminal activity, analyzing trends in the extreme fringes of explicit content. And occasionally, even more disturbing patterns arise. Three ex-cons have been murdered in Germany, Italy, and Scotland. The only things they had in common were arrests for spamming-and a taste for unorthodox entertainment. As the first officer on the scene of the most recent death, Liz finds herself sucked into an international investigation that isn't so much asking who the killer is, but what-and if she doesn't find the answer soon, the homicides could go viral
Glasshouse by Charles Stross( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robin wakes up in a clinic with most of his memories missing, it doesn't take him long to discover that someone is trying to kill him. It's the 27th century, when interstellar travel is by teleport gate and conflicts are fought by network worms that censor refugees' personalities and target historians. The civil war is over and Robin has been demobilized, but someone wants him out of the picture because of something his earlier self knew. On the run from a ruthless pursuer, he volunteers to participate in a unique experimental polity, the Glasshouse, constructed to simulate a pre-accelerated culture. Participants are assigned anonymized identities: it looks like the ideal hiding place for a posthuman on the run. But in this escape-proof environment, Robin will undergo an even more radical change, placing him at the mercy of the experimenters--and the mercy of his own unbalanced psyche.--From publisher description
Saturn's children : a space opera by Charles Stross( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct leaving only androids behind. Freya Nakamichi 47 is a femmebot, one of the last of her kind still functioning. With no humans left to pay for the pleasures she provides, she agrees to transport a mysterious package from Mercury to Mars. Unfortunately for Freya, she has just made herself a moving target for some very powerful, very determined humanoids who will stop at nothing to possess the contents of the package
Empire games by Charles Stross( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 2020. It's seventeen years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world. But Miriam Burgeson, commissioner in charge of the shadowy Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence--the paratime espionage agency tasked with catalyzing the Commonwealth's great leap forward--has a problem. For years, she's warned everyone: "The Americans are coming." Now their drones arrive in the middle of a succession crisis--the leader of the American Commonwealth is dying and the vultures are circling. In another timeline, the U.S. has recruited Rita, Miriam's estranged daughter, to spy across timelines and bring down any remaining world-walkers who might threaten national security. But her handlers are keeping information from her. Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies are fumbling around in the dark, trying to find a solution to the firs- contact problem that doesn't result in a nuclear holocaust. And two women--a mother and her long-lost, adopted daughter--are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation"--
The atrocity archives by Charles Stross( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer science guru Alan Turning paves the way for esoteric mathematical computations that Nazi Germany uses to perform a summoning, bringing an unexpected evil to Earth through a portal to an alternate universe
The family trade by Charles Stross( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 in her life. She's a successful reporter for a hi-tech magazine in Boston, making good money doing what she loves. When her researcher brings her iron-clad evidence of a money-laundering scheme, Miriam thinks she's found the story of the year. But when she takes it to her editor, she's fired on the spot and gets a death threat from the criminals she has uncovered. Before the day is over, she's received a locket left by the mother she never knew-the mother who was murdered when she was an infant. Within is a knotwork pattern, which has a hypnotic effect on her. Before she knows it, she's transported herself to a parallel Earth, a world where knights on horseback chase their prey with automatic weapons, and where world-skipping assassins lurk just on the other side of reality - a world where her true family runs things. The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes, a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between the worlds makes them rich in both. Braids of family loyalty and intermarriage provide a fragile guarantee of peace, but a recently-ended civil war has left the families shaken and suspicious. Taken in by her mother's people, she becomes the star of the story of the century-as Cinderella without a fairy godmother. As her mother's heir, Miriam is hailed as the prodigal countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth, and feted and feasted. Caught up in schemes and plots centuries in the making, Miriam is surrounded by unlikely allies, forbidden loves, lethal contraband, and, most dangerous of all, her family. Her unexpected return will supercede the claims of other clan members to her mother's fortune and power, and whoever killed her mother will be happy to see her dead, too. Behind all this lie deeper secrets still, which threaten everyone and everything she has ever known. Patterns of deception and interlocking lies, as intricate as the knotwork between the universes. But Miriam is no one's pawn, and is determined to conquer her new home on her own terms. Blending the creativity and humor of Roger Zelazny, the adventure of H. Beam Piper and Philip Jose Farmer, and the rigor and scope of a science-fiction writer on the grandest scale, Charles Stross has set a new standard for fantasy epics
The Fuller memorandum by Charles Stross( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and French and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While recovering a missing top secret dossier that his boss is accused of stealing, British super spy Bob Howard must safely navigate Russian agents, ancient demons, and an undead entity called the Eater of Souls
Singularity sky by Charles Stross( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world transformed by the Eschaton, a sentient artificial intelligence, the colony of New Republic, founded by people who wanted no part of the technological revolution, is threatened by an information plague of advanced technology
Neptune's brood by Charles Stross( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being stalked across the galaxy by an assassin, post-human Krina Alzon-114 journeys to the water-world Shin-Tethys in search of her sister
The apocalypse codex by Charles Stross( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For outstanding heroism in the field (despite himself), computational demonologist Bob Howard is on the fast track for promotion to management within the Laundry, the supersecret British government agency tasked with defending the realm from occult threats. Assigned to External Assets, Bob discovers the company--unofficially--employs freelance agents to deal with sensitive situations that may embarrass Queen and Country. So when Ray Schiller--an American televangelist with the uncanny ability to miraculously heal the ill--becomes uncomfortably close to the Prime Minister, External Assets dispatches the brilliant, beautiful, and entirely unpredictable Persephone Hazard to infiltrate the Golden Promise Ministry and discover why the preacher is so interested in British politics. And it's Bob's job to make sure Persephone doesn't cause an international incident. But it's a supernatural incident that Bob needs to worry about--a global threat even the Laundry may be unable to clean up."--
Iron sunrise by Charles Stross( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Mansour, an agent for Old Earth, must join forces with a disaffected teenager calling herself Wednesday Shadowmist as she races to find out who was responsible for the destruction of the planet Moscow
The rhesus chart by Charles Stross( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry--the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats--Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on things best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do--especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus. Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection--an array of unusual symptoms such as superstrength and -speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. While his department is tangled up in bureaucratic red tape (and Buffy reruns), debating how to stop the rash of vampirism, Bob digs deeper into the bank's history--only to uncover a bloodcurdling conspiracy between men and monsters."--
The hidden family by Charles Stross( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a second installment of the series beginning with The Family Trade, Boston journalist Miriam, known as Lady Helge to her alternate timeline family, applies modern business and scientific practices to three other worlds, with unexpected consequences
The Jennifer morgue by Charles Stross( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Howard--field agent for the super-secret British government agency The Laundry--must save the world from eldritch horrors, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, in this fast-paced spy thriller. Bob's current mission is to stop the evil Ellis Billington from achieving world domination, but he must overcome obstacles including the Gravedust device, which permits communication with the dead; destiny-entanglement protocol; banishment weapons; and Ramona Random, a lethal but beautiful agent for the U.S. counterpart to The Laundry
The clan corporate by Charles Stross( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?"--Publisher's description
Dark state by Charles Stross( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 multi-verse Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross' new story-line, and perfect entry point for new readers, in The Merchant Princes series . In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything. With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross' writing will captivate any reader who's a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage
The merchants' war by Charles Stross( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miriam seeks refuge from the machinations of both the Clan and their opponents by escaping to yet another world, only to discover that there is a nasty war going on in the Gruinmarkt world of the Clan and that unexpected perils await her
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Alternative Names
Charles Stross

Charles Stross anglický spisovatel

Charles Stross auteur de romans de science-fiction

Charles Stross autore di fantascienza britannico

Charles Stross britischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Charles Stross British science fiction writer and blogger

Charles Stross Brits auteur

Charles Stross Escriptor britànic de ciència ficció

Charles Stross escritor de ciencia ficción

Stross, Charles David George.

Stross, Charlie

Stross, Charlie 1964-

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