Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original

Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original

by Charles Stross
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Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original by Charles Stross

The "Laundry" is Britain's super-secret agency devoted to protecting the realm from the supernatural horrors that menace it. Now Bob Howard, Laundry agent, must travel to the quiet English countryside to deal with an outbreak of one of the worst horrors imaginable. For, as it turns out, unicorns are real. They're also ravenous killers from beyond spacetime...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466855472
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 10/16/2013
Series: Tor.Com Original Series , #9
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 107,001
File size: 459 KB

About the Author

Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning author of Rule 34, Halting State, The Atrocity Archives, Accelerando, and many other SF novels. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Charles Stross is the author of the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn's Children. Born in Leeds, England, in 1964, Stross studied in London and Bradford, earning degrees in pharmacy and computer science. Over the next decade and a half he worked as a pharmacist, a technical writer, a software engineer, and eventually as a prolific journalist covering the IT industry. His short fiction began attracting wide attention in the late 1990s; his first novel, Singularity Sky, appeared in 2003.  He has subsequently won the Hugo Award twice. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a flat that is slightly older than the state of Texas.

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Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is scary stuff. You'll never look at unicorns and little girls the same way again. An excellent addition to the Laundry series, but you can read this easily even if you don't know the first thing about Bob's world. The memos provide much-needed black humor. I'm not a horror fan, but this is a great story. Just maybe don't read it alone in the dark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Charles Stross' writing in general, and his "Laundry Files" series specifically. While I'm disappointed that it wasn't a full novel, I'm thrilled to read about Bob Howard again. This book definitely did NOT disappoint. Stross writes some of the most original, and bizarre stuff, whether it's serious, or humorous. I anxiously await anything new, in whatever genre Mr. Stross is working.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And now I shiver at the very thought. Any one who loves Lovecraftian works is going to love Stross' Laundry universe, equal parts James Bond, Catch-22, and oh-my-god-what-is-seen-cannot-be-unseen. Civil servant and computational demonologist Bob Howard is called upon to look in on a mysterious case of lots and lots of meat being delivered to a blue-blooded horse farm, a situation that has a mysterious link to none other than H. P. Lovecraft himself. Eldritch and unholy hijinks ensue. For those who are already acquainted with Bob and Co., _Equiod_ will not disappoint, it fluidly links with the rest of the Laundry works and adds depth besides; for first-time readers it's sure to hook and not let go. Five stars for well-written fun.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Fun background stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And incorporating H.P. Lovecraft to boot.
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The Laundry investigates supernatural and mysterious happenings in Britain. I found the story enjoyable and entertaining.
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I tried to stick with it but it just was to boring. Maybe it got better at some point but I felt no connection at all to the character who did a non stop monolog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everybody loves unicorns right!
mkasenbauer More than 1 year ago
The first three-fourths of this work were, for me, difficult to follow making it hard to even become interested until the last one-forth; but I also find H.P. Lovecraft tedious and unfulfilling. That being said, I do consider the ideas presented, very creative and those who can tolerate this writing style will find gold here.
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JenniferAnnA More than 1 year ago
very creepy book shows you unicorns are creepy and not all glittery & lovely like little girls think they are.
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Very short. Good teen read, but I enjoyed it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent addition to the Laundry canon, and should be a good place to start for anyone new to the series. As always Stross manages to combine humour and horror into a fast-moving, fun, yet dark read that you'll really want to not put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please don't read this, Diana Paxon 's "Rampant" instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too bad books do mot come with ratings soa person knows up front what to expect