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

Publication Order of Laundry Files Books

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

Publication Order of The New Management Books

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

Publication Order of Laundry Files Collections

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

Publication Order of Halting State Books

Publication Order of Freyaverse Books

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

Publication Order of Empire Games Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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

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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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