Charles Stross
Charles Stross is a British author of science fiction, horror and fantasy. He writes the Laundry Files series and the Merchant Princes series. Charles wrote his first science fiction story when he was 12 years old. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, and soon after became a qualified pharmacist. A couple of years later, he enrolled at Bradford University for his post-graduate degree in computer science, and began working as a technical author and programmer the next year. In 2000, Charles became a full-time technical writer, and then transitioned into becoming a writer of fiction.

Charles Stross published his first book in 1996, a non-fiction book entitled The Web Architect’s Handbook. His first novel to be published was Singularity Sky, published in 2003. Below is a list of Charles Stross’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Singularity Sky Books


Singularity Sky(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Iron Sunrise(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merchant Princes Books


The Family Trade(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hidden Family(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clan Corporate(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merchants' War(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revolution Business(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trade of Queens(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Laundry Files Books


The Atrocity Archives(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jennifer Morgue(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Overtime(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down on the Farm(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fuller Memorandum(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Apocalypse Codex(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Equoid(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rhesus Chart(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Annihilation Score(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightmare Stacks(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Laundry Files Collections


Three Tales from the Laundry Files(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Halting State Books


Halting State(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rule 34(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Freyaverse Books


Saturn's Children(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neptune's Brood(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Empire Games Books


Empire Games(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Accelerando(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glasshouse(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missile Gap(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scratch Monkey(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rapture of the Nerds(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas


Approaching Xanadu(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Festival of Fools(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Palimpsest(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tall Tail(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jury Service(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appeals Court(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Toast(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wireless(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Web Architect's Handbook(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Approaching Xanadu was also published as Dark State. The Rapture of the Nerds was written with Cory Doctorow.

If You Like Charles Stross Books, You’ll Love…

Charles Stross Synopses: Singularity Sky is the first book in a series of the same name by Charles Stross. Four hundred years in the future, time travel has been mastered and groundbreaking developments in AI have been made. But is this a great big step forward for humanity – or is it its ultimate downfall?

Halting State is the first Halting State novel by Charles Stross. In the year 2018, a bold bank robbery has occured at Hayek Associates. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. But Sergeant Sue Smith discovers that this virtual world robbery may be linked to some real world devastation.

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