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The Atrocity Archives (A Laundry Files Novel)

The Atrocity Archives (A Laundry Files Novel)
Author: Charles Stross
ISBN 13: 9780441016686
ISBN 10: 441016685
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $7.99

Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.

The Washington Post - Paul Di Filippo

Like his peer Cory Doctorow, Stross has an ironic Generation X sensibility conditioned, in his case, by time spent in the simultaneously thrilling and boring world of information technology. In The Atrocity Archives, Stross's genius lies in devoting fully as much time to the bureaucratic shenanigans of the Laundry as he does to its thaumaturgic mission. What with all the persnickety time-charts and useless meetings Howard has to deal with, it's a wonder the world gets saved at all.