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:

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Publication Order of Singularity Sky Books

Publication Order of The Merchant Princes Books

The Family Trade (2004)Description / Buy at
The Hidden Family (2005)Description / Buy at
The Clan Corporate (2006)Description / Buy at
The Merchants' War (2007)Description / Buy at
The Revolution Business (2009)Description / Buy at
The Trade of Queens (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Laundry Files Books

The Atrocity Archives (2004)Description / Buy at
The Jennifer Morgue (2006)Description / Buy at
Pimpf (2006)Description / Buy at
Down on the Farm (2010)Description / Buy at
Equoid (2010)Description / Buy at
Overtime (2010)Description / Buy at
The Fuller Memorandum (2010)Description / Buy at
The Apocalypse Codex (2012)Description / Buy at
The Rhesus Chart (2014)Description / Buy at
The Annihilation Score (2015)Description / Buy at
The Nightmare Stacks (2016)Description / Buy at
The Delirium Brief (2017)Description / Buy at
The Labyrinth Index (2018)Description / Buy at
Escape from Yokai Land (2022)Description / Buy at
Season of Skulls (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The New Management Books

Dead Lies Dreaming (2020)Description / Buy at
Quantum of Nightmares (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Laundry Files Collections

Three Tales from the Laundry Files (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Halting State Books

Publication Order of Freyaverse Books

Saturn's Children (2008)Description / Buy at
Neptune's Brood (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Empire Games Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Glasshouse (2006)Description / Buy at
Missile Gap (2006)Description / Buy at
Scratch Monkey (2011)Description / Buy at
The Rapture of the Nerds (With: Cory Doctorow) (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Toast, and Other Stories (2002)Description / Buy at
Wireless (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Web Architect's Handbook (1996)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Warhammer 40,000 Books

Deathwing (With: Dan Abnett,Ian Watson,Storm Constantine,Gav Thorpe,William King,Graham McNeill,Neil Jones,David Pringle,Neil McIntosh) (1980)Description / Buy at
Draco (By: Ian Watson) (1990)Description / Buy at
Inquisitor (By: Ian Watson) (1990)Description / Buy at
Harlequin (By: Ian Watson) (1994)Description / Buy at
Chaos Child (By: Ian Watson) (1994)Description / Buy at
Eye of Terror (By: Barrington J. Bayley) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Wine Of Dreams (By: Brian Craig) (2000)Description / Buy at
Dark Imperium (By: Gav Thorpe,William King,Simon Jowett,Matthew Farrer,Ben Counter,Barrington J. Bayley,Marc Gascoigne,Andy Chambers,Robert Earl,Neil Rutledge) (2001)Description / Buy at
Pawns of Chaos (By: Brian Craig) (2001)Description / Buy at
Storm of Iron (By: Graham McNeill) (2002)Description / Buy at
Words of Blood (By: Christian Dunn,Marc Gascoigne) (2002)Description / Buy at
Farseer (By: William King) (2002)Description / Buy at
Crucible of War (By: Dan Abnett,Graham McNeill,Christian Dunn,Matthew Farrer,Sandy Mitchell,Simon Spurrier,Jonathan Green,Marc Gascoigne,Edward Rusk,David Charters,Matt Ralphs) (2003)Description / Buy at
Lone Wolves (By: Dan Abnett) (2003)Description / Buy at
What Price Victory (By: Marc Gascoigne) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Inquisition War (By: Ian Watson) (2004)Description / Buy at
Iron Hands (By: Jonathan Green) (2004)Description / Buy at
Bringers of Death (By: Simon Jowett,Mike Lee,Christian Dunn,Sandy Mitchell,Marc Gascoigne,Mitchel Scanlon,C.S. Goto) (2005)Description / Buy at
Let the Galaxy Burn (By: Dan Abnett,Gav Thorpe,William King,Graham McNeill,Christian Dunn,Ben Counter,Marc Gascoigne,Mark Brendan,Jonahan Curran,C.S. Goto,Andras Millward,Neil Rutledge) (2006)Description / Buy at
Tales from the Dark Millennium (By: Dan Abnett,Mike Lee,Graham McNeill,Christian Dunn,Steve Parker,Marc Gascoigne,Matt Keefe,C.S. Goto,Darren-Jon Ashmore) (2006)Description / Buy at
Blood & Thunder (By: Dan Abnett) (2008)Description / Buy at
Planetkill (By: Graham McNeill,Matthew Farrer,Steve Parker,Lindsey Priestley,RichardWilliams,Henry Zou,Simon Dyton,Robey Jenkins) (2008)Description / Buy at
Imperial Guard Omnibus: Volume One (By: Steve Lyons,Steve Parker,Mitchel Scanlon) (2008)Description / Buy at
Dawn of War II (By: Chris Roberson) (2009)Description / Buy at
Sabbat Worlds: A Good Man (By: Sandy Mitchell) (2011)Description / Buy at
The Alien Beast Within (By: Ian Watson) (2012)Description / Buy at
Treacheries of the Space Marines (By: Christian Dunn) (2012)Description / Buy at
Mephiston: Lord of Death (By: David Annandale) (2013)Description / Buy at
Down Amongst the Dead Men (By: Steve Lyons) (2013)Description / Buy at
The Cost of Command (By: Sandy Mitchell) (2015)Description / Buy at
Eye of the Dragon (By: Steve Lyons) (2015)Description / Buy at
Dark City (By: Steve Lyons) (2015)Description / Buy at
Warped Stars (By: Ian Watson) (2016)Description / Buy at
The Macharian Crusade Omnibus (By: William King) (2017)Description / Buy at
Left for Dead (By: Steve Lyons) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Path Unclear (By: Mike Brooks) (2017)Description / Buy at
Exodus (By: Steve Lyons) (2017)Description / Buy at
Lukas the Trickster (By: JoshuaReynolds) (2018)Description / Buy at
Choke Point (By: Mike Brooks) (2018)Description / Buy at
Lightning Run (By: Peter McLean) (2018)Description / Buy at
Masters of Stone and Steel (By: Gav Thorpe,Nick Kyme) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Beast Arises, Volume 1 (By: Dan Abnett,David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,Rob Sanders) (2018)Description / Buy at
Spear of the Emperor (By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Beast Arises: Volume 2 (By: Guy Haley) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Beast Arises: Volume 3 (By: David Guymer) (2018)Description / Buy at
Celestine: The Living Saint (By: Andy Clark) (2019)Description / Buy at
Knights of Caliban (By: Gav Thorpe) (2019)Description / Buy at
Redemption Through Sacrifice (By: Justin Woolley) (2019)Description / Buy at
Born of the Storm (By: Edoardo Albert) (2019)Description / Buy at
Last Flight (By: Edoardo Albert) (2019)Description / Buy at
The Strong Among Us (By: Steve Lyons) (2019)Description / Buy at
Inferno! Volume 4 (By: Edoardo Albert) (2019)Description / Buy at
Vaults of Obsidian (By: David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,Nick Kyme,Darius Hinks,JoshuaReynolds,Guy Haley,J.C. Stearns,Denny Flowers,Nicholas Wolf) (2019)Description / Buy at
Mark of Faith (By: Rachel Harrison) (2019)Description / Buy at
Lord of the Dark Millennium (By: Dan Abnett) (2020)Description / Buy at
Where Dere’s da Warp Dere’s a Way (By: Mike Brooks) (2020)Description / Buy at
Night Shriekers (By: Justin Woolley) (2020)Description / Buy at
Warriors and Warlords (By: Gav Thorpe,Steve Lyons,Graham McNeill,JoshuaReynolds,Peter McLean,Guy Haley,Chris Wraight,Robbie MacNiven,Rachel Harrison,Phil Kelly,MattSmith) (2020)Description / Buy at
Indomitus (By: Gav Thorpe) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Karsharat Abomination (By: George Mann) (2020)Description / Buy at
Imperium at War (By: Steve Lyons,Nate Crowley,Danie Ware,Thomas Parrott,Edoardo Albert) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Hammer and the Eagle: Icons of Warhammer (By: Dan Abnett,David Annandale,Gav Thorpe,Graham McNeill,Aaron Dembski-Bowden,Nick Kyme,Sandy Mitchell,JoshuaReynolds,Danie Ware,Guy Haley,Chris Wraight,David Guymer,Andy Clark,C.L. Werner,Justin D. Hill,Rachel Harrison,John French,Nick Horth) (2020)Description / Buy at
Green and Grey (By: Edoardo Albert) (2020)Description / Buy at
Brutal Kunnin' (By: Mike Brooks) (2020)Description / Buy at
Nexus & Other Stories (By: Dan Abnett,Steve Parker,JoshuaReynolds,Peter McLean,Mike Brooks,Danie Ware,Guy Haley,Chris Wraight,Rachel Harrison,Robert Rath,J.C. Stearns,Thomas Parrott,Phil Kelly,Marc Collins) (2020)Description / Buy at
Ephrael Stern: The Heretic Saint (By: David Annandale) (2020)Description / Buy at
Recongregator (By: David Annandale) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Tear of Selevia (By: Mike Brooks) (2021)Description / Buy at
Silent Hunters (By: Edoardo Albert) (2021)Description / Buy at
Sabbat War (By: Dan Abnett,Graham McNeill,Matthew Farrer,Justin D. Hill,Rachel Harrison,John French,Edoardo Albert,John French Sloan) (2021)Description / Buy at
Da Gobbo's Revenge (By: Mike Brooks) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Wolftime (By: Gav Thorpe) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Emperor's Sword (By: Steve Lyons) (2021)Description / Buy at
A Small Cog (By: Mitchel Scanlon) (2022)Description / Buy at
Krieg (By: Steve Lyons) (2022)Description / Buy at
Fool's Ruin (By: Mike Brooks) (2022)Description / Buy at
Astorath: Angel of Mercy (By: Guy Haley) (2022)Description / Buy at
Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh! (By: Nate Crowley) (2022)Description / Buy at
Huron Blackheart: Master of the Maelstrom (By: Mike Brooks) (2022)Description / Buy at
Sacred Hate (By: David Annandale) (2022)Description / Buy at
The Brightest And Best (By: Mike Brooks) (2022)Description / Buy at
Awakenings (By: George Mann) (2022)Description / Buy at
Kasrkin (By: Edoardo Albert) (2022)Description / Buy at
Renegades: Harrowmaster (By: Mike Brooks) (2022)Description / Buy at
Only War: Stories from the 41st Millennium (By: Edoardo Albert) (2022)Description / Buy at
Packin' Heat (By: Mike Brooks) (2022)Description / Buy at
Less Than Human (By: Steve Lyons) (2023)Description / Buy at
Warboss (By: Mike Brooks) (2023)Description / Buy at
The Lion: Son of the Forest (By: Mike Brooks) (2023)Description / Buy at
Once A Killer (By: Mike Brooks) (2023)Description / Buy at
Galaxy of Horrors (By: Steve Lyons) (2023)Description / Buy at
The Long Promise (By: Mike Brooks) (2023)Description / Buy at
Yarrick: The Omnibus (By: David Annandale) (2024)Description / Buy at
Da Big Dakka (By: Mike Brooks) (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2001(2001)Description / Buy at
Supermen(2002)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 15(2002)Description / Buy at
Year's Best SF 8(2003)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 16(2003)Description / Buy at
ReVisions(2004)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: 21 Annual Edition(2004)Description / Buy at
Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2004(2004)Description / Buy at
One Million A.D.(2005)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction(2006)Description / Buy at
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at
Rewired(2007)Description / Buy at
Space Opera(2007)Description / Buy at
The Book of Cthulhu(2011)Description / Buy at
The Recent Weird(2011)Description / Buy at
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird(2011)Description / Buy at
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4(2012)Description / Buy at
Digital Rapture(2012)Description / Buy at
Some of the Best from, 2012 edition(2013)Description / Buy at
Some of the Best from, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012(2013)Description / Buy at
Zombies: More Recent Dead(2014)Description / Buy at
More Recent Weird(2015)Description / Buy at
Shoreline of Infinity 8½: Edinburgh International Book Festival Special Edition(2017)Description / Buy at
Fables from the Fountain(2018)Description / Buy at

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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