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The Delirium Brief

On sale

21st June 2018

Price: £9.99

Locus Best Fantasy Novel, 2018

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780356508313

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE LOCUS AWARD 2018

Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from the supernatural, has involved brilliant hacking, ancient magic and combat with creatures of pure evil.


Now the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organisation has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a government looking for public services to privatise. There are things in the Laundry’s assets that big business would simply love to get its hands on . . .
Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.

Reviews

SFX
Ferociously enjoyable
KIRKUS
Stross at the top of his game - which is to say, few do it better
Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan
Charles Stross owns this field, and his vast, cool intellect has launched yet another mad, sly entertainment that will strangle the hell out of anything else on offer right now
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Alternately chilling and hilarious
Ben Aaronovitch, author of RIVERS OF LONDON
Brilliantly disturbing and funny at the same time