Книга: Charles Stross «Halting State»

Halting State

It was called in as a robbery at Hayek Associates, an online game company. So you can imagine Sergeant Sue Smith's mood as she watches footage of the heist being carried out by о band of ores and a dragon, and realises that the robbery from on online game company is actually a robbery from an online game. Just wonderful, Like she has nothing better to do, But when the bodies of actual people start to show up, it's clear that there is something very dangerous and very realgoing on at Hayek Associates. If this is a game, someone is playing for keeps.

Издательство: "Orbit" (2008)

Формат: 110x175, 416 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-84149-665-8

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Charles Stross

Charles Stross

Charles Stross at the Forbidden Planet bookstore, London, in 2009
Born 18 October 1964 (1964-10-18) (age 47)
Leeds, England
Occupation Writer, former Programmer and Pharmacist
Nationality British
Period 1990s–present
Genres Science fiction, fantasy, horror

Stross and Diane Duane in Dublin

Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964) is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. He was born in Leeds.

Stross specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams, Neal Asher and Richard Morgan.

Between 1994 and 2004, he was also an active writer for the magazine Computer Shopper and was responsible for the monthly Linux column. Due to time constraints, he eventually had to stop writing for Computer Shopper so that he could devote more time to his novel-related works. As a consequence, he published all his articles on the Internet.[1]



In the 1970s and 1980s, Stross published some role-playing game articles about Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the White Dwarf magazine. Some of his creatures, such as the death knight, githyanki (borrowed from George R. R. Martin's book, Dying of the Light), githzerai, and slaad (a chaotic race notable for their rigid caste system) were later published in the Fiend Folio monster compendium.[2]

His first published short story, "The Boys", appeared in Interzone in 1987. His first novel, Singularity Sky was published by Ace Books in 2003 and was nominated for the Hugo Award. A collection of his short stories, Toast: And Other Rusted Futures appeared in 2002. Subsequent short stories have been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, and other awards. His novella "The Concrete Jungle" won the Hugo award for its category in 2005. His novel Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award for best science fiction novel, was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the year's best science fiction novel, and was on the final ballot for the Hugo Award in the best novel category. Glasshouse won the 2007 Prometheus Award and was on the final ballot for the Hugo Award in the best novel category. His novella "Missile Gap" won the 2007 Locus Award for best novella and most recently he was awarded the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award or Skylark at Boskone 2008.

In addition to working as a writer of fiction he has worked as a technical author, freelance journalist, programmer, and pharmacist at different times. He holds degrees in Pharmacy and Computer Science.

Rogue Farm, an animated film based on his 2003 short story of the same title, debuted in August 2004.

He was one of the Guests of Honour at Orbital 2008 the British National Science Fiction convention (Eastercon) in March 2008. He was the Author Guest of Honour at the Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention (Balticon) in May 2009. He was Author Guest of Honour at Fantasticon (Denmark), August 2009. He is scheduled to be the Guest of Honor of Boskone 48 in Feb 2011.


Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award Best Novel.[3] "Missile Gap" won the 2007 Locus Award for best novella. "The Concrete Jungle" (contained in The Atrocity Archives) won the Hugo Award for best novella in 2005, and "Palimpsest", included in Wireless, won the same award in 2010.[4] Stross's work has also been nominated for a number of other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Hugo Award for Best Novel, as well as the Japanese Seiun Award.




  • Toast: And Other Rusted Futures (2002, ISBN 1-58715-413-7) available online, containing
    • “Antibodies” (Interzone 157, July 2000)
    • “Bear Trap” (Spectrum SF 1, January 2000)
    • “A Colder War” (Spectrum SF 3, August 2000) available online
    • “Toast: A Con Report” (Interzone, August 1998)
    • “Extracts from the Club Diary” (Odyssey 3, 1998)
    • “Ship of Fools” (Interzone 98, June 1995)
    • “Dechlorinating the Moderator” (Interzone 101, 1996)
    • “Yellow Snow” (Interzone 37, July 1990)
    • “Lobsters” (Asimov’s SF Magazine, June 2001); Best Novelette nominee, 2002 Hugo Awards[5]
  • Wireless (2009, ISBN 978-0-441-01719-5), containing

Short fiction

Stand-alone novels

Saturn's Children series

Eschaton series

The "Bob Howard — Laundry" series

Stross also authorised, but did not author, an official role-playing game, The Laundry (2010, ISBN 1-907204-93-8, Gareth Hanrahan, published by Cubicle 7)[9][10] and a number of supplements based on the "Bob Howard — Laundry" series.[11] The system uses an adaptation of the Call of Cthulhu RPG rules (under licence from Chaosium).

Halting State series

Merchant Princes series

The Merchant Princes is a series in which some humans have an ability to travel between parallel Earths, which have differing levels of technology. This series is science fiction, even though it was originally marketed by the publisher as fantasy.

The first three books were collectively nominated for and won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 2007.

Omnibus titles

The Science Fiction Book Club has published omnibus editions that combine two books, without new material.

  • Timelike Diplomacy (2004; combines Singularity Sky and Iron Sunrise)
  • On Her Majesty's Occult Service (2007, combines The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue)


  1. ^ Stross, Charles. "Linux in Computer Shopper". http://www.antipope.org/charlie/old/linux/index.html. 
  2. ^ "The Kyngdoms Interview". Kyngdoms. May 26, 2010. http://www.thekyngdoms.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=36&start=0. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "2006 Locus Awards". http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Locus2006.html. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  4. ^ http://www.locusmag.com/News/2010/09/2010-hugo-awards-winners/
  5. ^ http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2002-hugo-awards/
  6. ^ http://www.thehugoawards.org/2010/09/2010-hugo-award-winners
  7. ^ a b c d Stross, Charles. "A press release, or something similar". http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/12/a-press-release-or-something-s.html. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  8. ^ http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/credits/
  9. ^ Stross, Charles (2010-12-12). "A message from our sponsors". Charlie's Diary: Being the blog of Charles Stross, author, and occasional guests. http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/12/top-secret.html. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  10. ^ [|UK Roleplayers] (2010-03-10). "Charles Stross’ "The Laundry Files" RPG Announced". http://www.ukroleplayers.com/latest-news/charles-stross-the-laundry-files-rpg-announced. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  11. ^ [|Cubicle 7]. "The Laundry - Cubicle 7 Entertainment Web Store". http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Categories/The_Laundry. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  12. ^ "The Charles Stross FAQ". http://www.antipope.org/charlie/fiction/faq.html. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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