Books by Charles Stross

Charles Stross is a full-time writer who was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He studied in London and Bradford, gaining degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs, including pharmacist, technical writer, software enginee


NEPTUNE'S BROOD by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2013

"Agreeable characters, a fascinating backdrop and brilliant plotting, with a further outlook of lengthy grins and occasional guffaws."
In the same universe as Saturn's Children (2008) but thousands of years later, Stross invents an entire interstellar banking system, shows us how it works—and then how to defraud it. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Fun, but one might expect more from these two."
Obviously, the title must be understood in two senses: How rapturous is it that two titanic figures of geek culture collaborated for this trippy, technobabble-laden tale of the Singularity (aka the technological Rapture)? Read full book review >
THE APOCALYPSE CODEX by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2012

"Readers familiar with Stross' dazzling science fiction should relish this change of pace and direction. "
Fourth in the series (The Fuller Memorandum, 2010, etc.) about the Laundry: a weirdly alluring blend of superspy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy and Lovecraftian horror. Read full book review >
RULE 34 by Charles Stross
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 5, 2011

"Dazzling, chilling and brilliant."
Another detective joins the celebrated ranks of Edinburgh's finest, this one with Stross' distinctive science-fictional twist. Read full book review >
WIRELESS by Charles Stross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Fans will want to check this out, but newcomers will be far better off with any one of Stross's vastly superior novels."
Nine stories from the past decade showcase the author's hard-science, hi-tech comfort zone, but also his desire to push boundaries. Read full book review >
HALTING STATE by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

Opening salvo in a near-future Information War, from Stross (Glasshouse, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
GLASSHOUSE by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 4, 2006

"A perfectly tuned combination of gravitas and glee (the literary/cultural references are a blast). Stross's enthralling blend of action, extrapolation and analysis delivers surprise after surprise."
Far-future mind control, from British author Stross (Accelerando, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
ACCELERANDO by Charles Stross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2005

"Cutting-edge science fiction from the brightest star in the new British invasion."
A fix-up novel linking together Stross's innovative "Lobsters" stories. Read full book review >