Down on the Farm [NOOK Book]

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In Charles Stross’s novel The Atrocity Archive and its sequels, the “Laundry” is a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark interdimensional entitities from destroying the cosmos and, not incidentally, the human race. The battles with creatures from beyond time are dangerous; however, it’s the subsequent bureaucratic paperwork that actually breaks men’s souls.  Now, in “Down on the Farm,” Laundry veteran Bob Howard must investigate strange doings at another obscure, moth-eaten government ...

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Down on the Farm

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Overview

In Charles Stross’s novel The Atrocity Archive and its sequels, the “Laundry” is a secret British agency responsible for keeping dark interdimensional entitities from destroying the cosmos and, not incidentally, the human race. The battles with creatures from beyond time are dangerous; however, it’s the subsequent bureaucratic paperwork that actually breaks men’s souls.  Now, in “Down on the Farm,” Laundry veteran Bob Howard must investigate strange doings at another obscure, moth-eaten government agency—evidently a rest home for Laundry agents whose minds have snapped…

Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning author of some of the most acclaimed novels and stories of the last ten years, including Singularity Sky, Accelerando, Halting State, the "Merchant Princes" series beginning with The Family Trade, and the story collections Toast and Wireless. In 2010, his Laundry story “Overtime,” published on Tor.com, is a finalist for science fiction’s Hugo Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429952262
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 7/20/2010
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: A Tor.com Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 128,957
  • File size: 561 KB

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Charles Stross lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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  • Posted June 16, 2011

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    Entertaining

    Laundry story, (short story not a book; it's only 36 pages long). Funny, love Stross's wit and the bizarre internal workings of this supernatural secret service.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Excellent short story by Charles Stross

    If you love the laundry series, this is an excellent short story addition to one of my favorite series. Hihly recommended

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

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    Don't know how it was... Couldn't download it to my NOOK and nobody would answer anything to help me so you'll have to figure out how it was on your own.

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  • Posted December 19, 2014

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    Does not disappoint

    As usual, a fun read.

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