☆ The Atrocity Archives || â PDF Read by ↠ Charles Stross Emery Gideon

By Charles Stross Emery Gideon | Comments: ( 396 ) | Date: ( Jun 26, 2019 )

NEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ACTIVE DUTY Bob Howard is a low level techie working for a super secret government agency While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob s under a desk restoring lost data His world was dull and safe but then he went and got Noticed Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, parallel universes, dimension hopping terrorists, monstrous elder godsNEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ACTIVE DUTY Bob Howard is a low level techie working for a super secret government agency While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob s under a desk restoring lost data His world was dull and safe but then he went and got Noticed Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, parallel universes, dimension hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world Only one thing is certain it will take than a full system reboot to sort this mess out This is the first novel in the Laundry Files.


  • Title: The Atrocity Archives
  • Author: Charles Stross Emery Gideon
  • ISBN: 9781440790928
  • Page: 273
  • Format: MP3 CD

About Author:

Charles Stross Emery Gideon

Charles David George Charlie Stross is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.Stross is sometimes regarded as being part of a new generation of British science fiction writers who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Richard Morgan SF Encyclopedia sf encyclopedia entry enpedia wiki Charles_Tor uscmillan author charle



Comments The Atrocity Archives

  • mark monday

    so there's all sorts of nerds in the world, right? so many different kinds and really they don't have a lot in common outside of their basic nerdiness. I was out for drinks last Friday and someone made some kind of joke about renaming a lesbian club "Aphrodite" and I responded that that doesn't make sense, it should be called "Artemis" or at least "Athena", some goddess who isn't so connected to the male gaze and men in general etc. then I proceeded to describe what each of those goddesses overs [...]


  • Apatt

    Charles Stross is an author I want to like. I like his blogs, I like his personality and honesty (in so far as one can gauge such things based on the author's writings, interviews and such). The only snag is I am somewhat ambivalent about his fiction. I don't doubt that he is a talented writer of science fiction. He comes up with some great ideas and is quite popular within his chosen genre. Unfortunately from the three books I have read so far there is something about his fiction writing style [...]


  • Lyn

    Charles Stross’ 2004 publication The Atrocity Archives introduces readers to his Laundry Files and protagonist Bob Howard.Taking inspiration from HP Lovecraft and Robert A. Howard (too much of a coincidence that his hero is named Bob Howard) Stross describes an urban fantasy world building where “The Laundry” is an ultra-secret British agency that deals with the paranormal and occult, kind of a British Men in Black.Stross’ science and mathematics appear to be solid and he artfully mixes [...]


  • Carol.

    Stross’ take on the urban fantasy is engaging but clunky in parts. The Atrocity Archives is first in currently seven book series–for those of you looking to sink your reading chops into an established series–that feature Robert Howard, computer programmer and now employee of Her Majesty’s Secret Supernatural Service. Bob found his way into the top-secret government organization when he did something precocious with a computer, and now he’s facing the unusual dilemma of being a stipend [...]


  • Bradley

    Update 1/17/18This is the third read and since I keep getting more excited every time I read it, I'm breaking down and just plopping a big extra star on for sheer enjoyment.I've decided this book is not only Spy Fiction with a Cthulhu twist with lots of super geeky math moments, but it's also Physics Porn. I've decided that I am exactly the right audience for this book. Or maybe I've become exactly the right audience. I want more. More. More. More. More. More. More.I chuckle throughout the whole [...]


  • J.L. Sutton

    Charles Stross's The Atrocity Archives (The Laundry #1) was a fun read (the scattered Cthulhu references added to the entertainment). I liked the humor inherent in a bureaucracy battling demons and forestalling the coming apocalypse (while making sure timesheets are filled out properly). It felt a little less light-hearted when Nazis and the occult were woven into the plot. Even if this strengthened the plot, I enjoyed it a little less because what I like about The Atrocity Archives wasn't tied [...]


  • Belarius

    Every so often I come across a book so laden with obscure references that only my own particular predisposition to trivia sees me through to the other side. Charles Stross has accomplished just such a feat with The Atrocity Archives, a bewildering, fascinating, and very funny look inside the bureaucratic world of top-secret British occult espionage.If I had to capture the tone of the Atrocity Archives in one sentence, I'd describe it as three parts Men In Black, two parts The Office, and two par [...]


  • Megan Baxter

    Dudes, I finally did it! I finally read a Charles Stross novel that didn't leave me feeling vaguely disappointed that I didn't enjoy it more! Apparently this is the series for me, of his work. So far. Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


  • Elizabeth

    You know how you always knew maths class was secretly evil? You were right. And now Bob has to fight that evil. If only Beatrice from HR would let him get on with and stop hassling him for his expense reports. A thoroughly enjoyable book. It's the dynamic duo of snarky IT geek humour and an old-fashioned British spy thriller facing off against unspeakable Lovecraftian horrors. And paperwork.


  • Tfitoby

    A genre bending debut from Stross that takes its cues from Rankin and Holt as well as Morgan and Stephenson, Deighton and Le Carre - Highly recommended.Read on the plane from London to Vienna and whilst being bored to tears by ViennaSo Vienna is dull, a complete waste of time for anyone looking for a vibrant, friendly and warm city. On the plus side it gave me the chance to sit in the sun drinking coffee and finish reading this great book.I'd always thought Stross would be a difficult read, henc [...]


  • Trish

    This was fun!The Atrocity Archives is the first in Charles Stross' The Laundry Files books. The Atrocity Archives is an actual archive in Amsterdam where occult and bizarre objects are kept. And Laundry is the name of a super top secret organization in Her Majesty's government charged with stopping stupid people from accidentally inviting god-like creatures into our realm and thus destroying Earth.The first thing I noticed about this book was the author's style. The MC is a guy working for "IT" [...]


  • Stephen

    4.0 to 4.5 stars. Incredible concept realized by an outstanding author. Combine James Bond, H.P. Lovecraft, the X-files and science fiction and you get the Atrocity Archives, the first book of the Laundry series. The Laundry is an ultra top secret British agency in an alternate version or our modern world that battles supernatural forces right out of the Cthulhu mythos. Yes, it is as good as it sounds. RECOMMENDED!!!!


  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ

    3.5The Atrocity Archives consists of two stories connected only by the main character Bob Howard and his weird job. It is more of an introduction to this series than anything else.And I liked it. I admit that the mathematical-engineering-scientific stuff mostly went right over my head, but the way Lovecraftian themes are used is enough for me to continue the series.


  • Mangrii

    3,75 / 5Stross nos mete de lleno en la actividad de la Lavandería, un centro de operaciones secretas del gobierno inglés contra aquello que atenta nuestro mundo. Tanto en nuestro planeta como también en otras dimensiones. Aquí conocemos a Bob, un geek de la informática que trabaja como funcionario en la Lavandería arreglando todos los problemas informáticos de la misma, hasta que pasa a ser un agente activo de campo. Pero no todo es acción como en una película de espías. Como todo func [...]


  • Veronique

    3.5*After years of being aware of Stross’s Laundry Files books, I finally dived in :0)This first instalment introduces Bob Howard, a hacker turned agent for a secret British government agency dealing with all the weird and wonderful things that go bump in the night. Don’t think James Bond but rather an ‘IT guy’ working for Men in Black / X Files but with a lot more geekery, maths, and mind-numbing bureaucracy, in triplicates, where computers can summon Lovecraftian demons! Somehow, Bob k [...]


  • Crystal Starr Light

    Bullet Review:I've basically been reading this for 3 months. I'll make progress and then I'll find ANY excuse to drop the book. The ONLY thing keeping me going back is the fact I agreed to buddy read this with a friend - and in the same time I got over 1/3 of the way, she couldn't manage past the first chapter.DNF at 39%.Full Review:I have come to fully accept that there will be books that other people ADORE that I just won't like. This doesn't mean the book is bad (though sometimes I will say i [...]


  • Robert

    Imagine that mathematics and magic are the same thing. Also imagine that all those people in madhouses in Lovecraft, H.P. stories are right and there are other universes where ancient malevolent entities are just waiting for an invitation to visit for a quick massacre of humanity before breakfastainly all nations would have a secret agency dedicated to protecting the public and keeping them blithely unaware of the outrageously dangerous world they really live in.Enter Bob Howard, junior occult s [...]


  • Bobby

    I'm about 140 pages into this and so far my opinion is rather low. If it's meant to be funny, it's not particularly so. Certainly there is no sense of dread or horror as pertains to Lovecraft's body of work that Stross seems to be paying homage to - though I think he was aiming for something far more slapstick - perhaps a Douglams Adams/Terry Pratchet take on the Cthulhu mythos. Thus far, Stross isn't succeeding in my view. It may also be that the main hero - Bob Howard, strikes me as just the s [...]


  • Alexander Páez

    4,5Divertidísima y excelente novela de ¿ciencia ficción?, ¿terror?, ¿fantasía? Qué más da. De lo más destacado de este año. Con muchas ganas del segundo.Edición y traducción 10/10. Worth it total.En breve reseña profundizando en el blog.


  • Emma Sea

    on to book 2!


  • Mona

    Two Funny Romps through a Fantasy UniverseBob Howard works for The Laundry (aka Capital Laundry Services), a secret British agency in London. He does double duty as a systems administrator and a field agent specializing in thaumaturgy (that's magic to you guys). In either capacity he's very capable and he has an uncanny ability to attract trouble. This book contains two novels. In the first, the title novel, Bob is sent to California to extract a U.K. citizen who can't leave the U.S. for some re [...]


  • David

    Bob is a hacker who accidentally came to the attention of a super-super-no-for-real-secret British agency known as the Laundry, and was recruited into an intelligence agency that literally makes you sign your oath of secrecy in blood. The Laundry is dedicated to saving the world one day at a time from eldritch horrors who threaten to blot out the sun, and also to maintaining Total Quality Management and keeping Parliament from cutting back on their office supply budget. In other words, it's mean [...]


  • Mike (the Paladin)

    *This is an audio Ebook by the way. It's what I had access to through the library, but then I like audio books as well as text, at least for some fiction.*I'd never heard of these they ended up on my "to be read list" because someone "here" had read them. I keep adding books faster than I can read them. (Thank you Stephen).This is actually Atrocity Archives and The Concrete Jungle in one "volume" (are Ebooks volumes?).I don't know if I can accurately describe these/this books/book. The influence [...]


  • Derek

    Lovecraft's stories of strange angles and alterations to physics and a notion that occultism and conventional science are one and the same, separated by an ocean of knowledge beyond human scope. Stross ran with that, applying advanced mathematics and theoretical physics over the genre of weird cosmic horror. The resulting hard science fiction verisimilitude gave me the urge to reach for the nearest article every time a character started technical talk. And, frankly, the pinpoint detailing of ho [...]


  • Andrew

    This is one of those titles I have known about for years, through other peoples references, quotes and even recommendations but have never quite got round to to reading. Well now I have changed all that (especially since I have had a copy on my shelves for some time and never got round to reading it).So here goes (with my usual condition of no spoilers) The book is based around the idea that mathematics and some of the higher forms of more exotic calculations are akin to magic, containing power [...]


  • Unai

    El "It was ok" de las 2 estrellas resulta lo mas parecido a mi sensación y no es una mala nota, a pesar de lo que pueda parecer. Después de prácticamente no tocarlo en todo agosto, lo he terminado y me ha recordado a las sensaciones que tuve en su día con el primero de "Dresden Files", que como libro no me emocionó mucho, pero si el concepto y al final con la tontería me acabé leyendo los 15 libros casi del tirón, a cada cual mas enganchado y totalmente en sintonía con Jim ButcherAquí [...]


  • Nikki

    I keep trying Stross' work, because I've read other novels of his and I know that there are some elements which interest me, some things which I do keep turning the pages for. I was actually more interested in The Atrocity Archive and "The Concrete Jungle" than I have been in most of his other books, which is a start, but I'm afraid a lot of it went over my head (not geeky enough) and some of it went under (fart jokes).All in all, the alternate history conjured up here is interesting, though I c [...]


  • MrsJoseph

    bookslifewine/r-the-atroci Note: This review is for The Atrocity Archive - the short story included in the book "The Concrete Jungle" will be reviewed separately.How can I describe The Atrocity Archive? What I've been telling people thus far is to imagine Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, take away his tendency to be completely insulting, turn him into a hacker and then force him to become the sci-fi version of a secret spy.I can't quite say I enjoyed my read of The Atrocity Archive. It wasofte [...]


  • Ron

    Starting from an absolutely brilliant premise -- that there's a point where higher mathematics and Lovecraftian monsters meet, and computer hackers are as likely to tap into that realm as sorcerors -- Charles Stross digs deep into the bureaucracy of intelligence operations to come up with one of the niftiest plotlines about left-over Nazi occultism ever. Sensitive readers may be offended by some of the interpretations Stross gives to the Third Reich's activities, but other than that this is an e [...]


  • Daniel Gonzalo

    Divertidísima primera novela de la serie, deseando que se traduzcan las demás.


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