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The Jennifer Morgue

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11th July 2013

Price: £16.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405526050

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Bob Howard is a computer übergeek 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.

Reviews

KIRKUS
Stross at the top of his game - which is to say, few do it better
SFX
Ferociously enjoyable
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