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    stross-charles
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    ORBIT (2007)
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No book gets written in a vacuum, and this one is no exception.

No book gets written in a vacuum, and this one is no exception.

THE JENNIFER MORGUE By Charles Stross ACKNOWLEDGMENTS No book gets written in a vacuum, and this one is no exception Читать онлайн The Jennifer Morgue.

THE JENNIFER MORGUE By Charles Stross ACKNOWLEDGMENTS No book gets written in a vacuum, and this one is no exception. Читать онлайн The Jennifer Morgue. No book gets written in a vacuum, and this one is no exception.

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Author: Charles Stross. In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer ?bergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic.

Bob Howard Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker for The Laundry, must stop a ruthless billionaire from unleashing a. .

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Stross Charles - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-18 из 18. Accelerando. In this weird little alternative history novella, acclaimed futurist Charles Stross takes the familiar clashes of the Cold War and stretches and warps them to fit a flattened Earth where the emergence of new continents incites competitive colonization efforts from the Americans and Soviets. When the colonists encounter 1,000-year-old radioactive ruins and poisonous termite-like creatures that exhibit eerie degrees of intelligence, the true nature of their changed world slowly becomes clear.

The Jennifer Morgue (2006). Down on the Farm (2008 novelette). Overtime (2009 novelette).

British science fiction, horror, and fantasy writer and blogger. Stross in 2017 at 34c3 in Leipzig, Germany. Born I hadn't heard of Delta Green when I wrote The Atrocity Archive. The Jennifer Morgue (2006).

The thin light of dawn is pouring in through a porthole. Sleep held me down and tried to drown me, but waking comes as fast as a bucket of seawater in the face: I'm on Billington's yacht!

The thin light of dawn is pouring in through a porthole. Sleep held me down and tried to drown me, but waking comes as fast as a bucket of seawater in the face: I'm on Billington's yacht! I roll. out of bed and use the bathroom. My eyes are blood-shot and I could strip paint with my chin, but I'm not even remotely sleepy

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Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Jennifer Morgue.

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.nnBob Howard is a computer übergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mathematical equations: in other words, magic.nnIn 1975, the CIA used Howard Hughes's Glomar Explorer in a bungled attempt to raise a sunken Soviet submarine in order to access the Jennifer Morgue, an occult device that allows communication with the dead. Now a ruthless billionaire intends to try again, even if by doing so he awakens the Great Old Ones, who thwarted the earlier expedition. It's up to Bob and a collection of British eccentrics even Monty Python would consider odd to stop the bad guy and save the world, while getting receipts for all expenditures or else face the most dreaded menace of all: the Laundry's own auditors. nnReviewnWonderful fun (Publishers Weekly)nnTremendously good, geeky fun (Daily Telegraph)nnBook DescriptionnThe alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives.

Kabandis
Charles Stross' 2006 novel "The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files Book 2)" actually contains a 30 page short story tacked on to the end ("PIMPF"). But, it's completely unrelated to the vast bulk of this book, so I'm treating it as a free add-on and ignoring it (it's OK). In this 2nd entry in his "Laundry Files" series, Stross has changed the tone a bit by reducing the Science Fiction aspect (mathematics and computers) and emphasizing the Spy Thriller (in this case, a la James Bond). But, in general, the story is just as well-written as the previous book. My biggest issue with it is the two fairly graphic instances of voyeuristic demon death sex he's included. I really could have done without reading those. But, on the other hand, Stross has a some very good reasons (plot, theme, and structure) for including them (i.e., they're not gratuitous). So, I'm not dinging the book for them. On the OTHER other hand, there is a problem with the point of view in those scenes which is never explained. My other issues with the book are even more minor:

- The nature of Bob's partner isn't well-explained until about a third of the way through the book. The early implication is one thing (I can't be specific because of spoilers), but that falls apart and we're left wondering until a more refined explanation arises much later.
- There's no reason for the very existence of the Power Point presentation at the beginning which sets things in motion.
- After the second VDDS, Bob's partner mysteriously ends up in his hotel room despite locks and wards and there's never any explanation of how (or even why).
- While swimming naked (no doubt about it), Bob's partner somehow comes up with a dagger.

And, that's pretty much it. It's an interesting, well-written, fast-paced story that I'm rating at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.
Mozel
Charles Stross, whose protagonist, Bob Howard, is an underpaid British civil servant (redundant, I know) working for the Laundry-- an organization with a remit very similar to that of the better known MI6. However, where MI6 is responsible for the U.K.'s security against international threats, the Laundry works to protect Britain from inter-dimensional and extraterrestrial threats. The Laundry's work is made yet more difficult, as it must protect Britons not only from incursions by those beings pressing to invade our dimension, but must also try to keep hidden the very knowledge of the eldritch Cthulhoid monstrosities lurking beyond this dimension, below the earth's mantle, and at the depths of our seas.

If Stross' first Laundry book, The Atrocity Archives, was reminiscent of a 21st Century thaumaturgic Len Deighton, this second novel is an unlikely mash-up of Ian Fleming's James Bond (both books and especially films), and the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Our protagonist finds himself in a mind-meld with a beautiful female spy from the very darkest depths-- the CIA. Yes, and she's also a mer-creature, complete with gills. And has a daemon, a succubus, riding her, which creates some rather awkward situations. The villain is very much an evil construct from the Blofeld/Dr. No school of villainy, with a mind set on world domination.

Well, that's one of the villains. There is also the Total Quality Management-obsessed, paperclip counting bureaucrats for whom he works. And he can't even shoot them.

The book, although light-hearted, must be read carefully to get the full impact of Stross' cheerfully perverse humor. Not only are there multiple Bond and Lovecraftian references (and send-ups!), but there are computer hacker jokes, the comic and unlikely tricking out of a Smart Car with gadgetry even less likely than it is illegal, and a beautiful, deadly violinist.

At the end of the novel there is an added on, delightful short story, plus three or four essays of the author's musings on Ian Fleming and the Bond adventures, on the morphing of villainy from nation-state to the corporate world, on espionage post-World War II. Don't skip them because they're not fiction-- they are worth reading, even if they're somewhat dated by having been written before either Brexit or the most recent U.S. elections. I'd love to see him update them!

Recommended.
Walan
Lighter on the satire, heavier on the adventure, still a fun ride.

If you read the first book in this series, then honestly this book is probably better written than that one. That said, I liked the first one more. However, in terms of a Did-I-Enjoy-This-Book scale, it remains equal. The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue are just two different books. Where the first book was a satire of office culture and adventure mystery novels with a Lovecraftian spin, this one purposely plays a dashing British Spy story straight with the formula, but all the while it taps its nose and winks at you. So yeah, there is still satire here, but it is more of a clever adventure novel that plays with the tried and true stereotypes and cliches.

As for this book more specifically, Bob is back! I was actually afraid each book would have a different character, which would made me sad. But he is back and remains the main character. Also back are Pinky and Brains with a more active role. They are hilarious, Q eat your heart out. New to this book is a drop dead gorgeous mysterious woman and a maniacal bad guy. You'll like them, I promise.

Given the archetype this book is spoofing, you can count on a lot more scenes of poor Bob having to wing it MacGyver style (with tentacles). When he isn't doing this, he is usually being screwed over by whatever heinous and unmentionable events he's been railroaded into. I mean, he is just some poor cubical rat that gets sent out on dangerous missions occasionally.

So while this book has less, or maybe just more subtle, satire and fewer Eldritch horrors, it is a great example of what someone with a creative mind can do with a novel. I recommend it to anyone who liked the first book, and I for one plan on starting the third book before long - maybe tomorrow.