The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files Series)

The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files Series)

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by Charles Stross
     
 

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The name is Howard. Bob Howard. Please don't hurt me...

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker for The Laundry, must stop a ruthless billionaire from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue" from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...  See more details below

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The name is Howard. Bob Howard. Please don't hurt me...

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker for The Laundry, must stop a ruthless billionaire from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue" from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Stross packs this new novel full of hilarious in-jokes and frenetic set pieces."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the most enjoyable novels of the year... Stross steps carefully through all of the archetypes of a classic Bond adventure without ever becoming predictable. The resolution is as perfect as it is unexpected."
-Jonathan Strahan, editor of the annual Best Short Novels anthology series

"Some writers play with archetypes. In The Jennifer Morgue, Charlie Stross makes them sing, dance, and do the dishes for him."
-S. M. Stirling, national bestselling author of The Scourge of God

"The Jennifer Morgue is Stross's most entertaining novel to date...Astonishing."
- Locus

"Alternately chilling and hilarious."
-Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly
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. In 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. Stross has a marvelous time making eldritch horror appear commonplace in the face of bureaucracy. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441018147
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Series:
Laundry Files Series, #2
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
461,791
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"Stross packs this new novel full of hilarious in-jokes and frenetic set pieces."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the most enjoyable novels of the year... Stross steps carefully through all of the archetypes of a classic Bond adventure without ever becoming predictable. The resolution is as perfect as it is unexpected."
-Jonathan Strahan, editor of the annual Best Short Novels anthology series

"Some writers play with archetypes. In The Jennifer Morgue, Charlie Stross makes them sing, dance, and do the dishes for him."
-S. M. Stirling, national bestselling author of The Scourge of God

"The Jennifer Morgue is Stross's most entertaining novel to date...Astonishing."
- Locus

"Alternately chilling and hilarious."
-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.

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Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
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With demons and more edge of your seat everything:gun play, romance and monologs
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oshvat More than 1 year ago
The follow up to The Atrocity Archives right now this is my favorite of the set. A new mission for Bob Howard the hero from the first book, following a James Bond script. A femme fatale for a partner, the classic good girl, and an evil villain and a Deep one artifact what more could you wish for, and with out any spoilers a real twist for an ending. The best of his Bob Howard books so far like my other review if you like either of these genres you should read this book. The short story is good too and the essay on the Bond books is really worth the read as well.
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