Tag Archive: Lovecraftian

Jul 25 2016

The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross

Charles Stross’ Laundry series began as pastiches of spy novels, with Lovecraftian beings of endless horror substituting for cat-stroking megalomaniacs as the bad guys. Running a close second in the bad guy scheme of things are the higher reaches of the spy organization, partly because the third well of inspiration for the series is The …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.thefrumiousconsortium.net/2016/07/25/the-nightmare-stacks-by-charles-stross/

Aug 24 2015

The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross

Charles Stross’ Laundry series began as an unholy mashup of H.P. Lovecraft, The Office, and spy thrillers, told through the eyes of an initially low-level functionary. Bob, as you know, is Bob Howard, a systems administrator who stumbles onto the secret congruencies between higher math and applied magic. Paraphrasing Clarke’s Third Law, in the world …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.thefrumiousconsortium.net/2015/08/24/the-annihilation-score-by-charles-stross/