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Charles Stross

UK flag (b.1964)

Charles Stross is a full-time writer who was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He studied in London and Bradford, gaining degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs, including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist.
Charles is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005, 2010, and 2015 Hugo awards for best novella, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages.

Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

   Toast (2002)
   Wireless (2009)
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2004) : Singularity Sky
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2005) : Accelerando
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2005) : Iron Sunrise
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2006) : Accelerando
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2006) : Accelerando
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : Accelerando
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Hidden Family
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Glasshouse
Prometheus Award Best Novel winner (2007) : Glasshouse
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2008) : Halting State
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2009) : Saturn's Children
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2009) : Saturn's Children
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2012) : Rule 34
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : The Rapture of the Nerds
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2014) : Neptune's Brood
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : Neptune's Brood

Charles Stross recommends
The Zenith Angle (2004)
Bruce Sterling
"A Catch-22 for the slashdot generation: a wry, cynical, informed peek at the paranoid world of the post-9/11 cyberspookerati. Buy it, read it, be very afraid."
Lady of Mazes (2005)
Karl Schroeder
"The most thought provoking and interesting work of hard SF that I've read in the past year."
Moxyland (2008)
Lauren Beukes
"Full of spiky originality, a new kind of SF munching its way out of the intestines of the wasp-paralysed caterpillar of cyberpunk."
The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories (2010)
Walter Jon Williams
"Walter Jon Williams really knows how to play power chords in the key of 'sense of wonder'!"
The Quantum Thief (2010)
(Jean le Flambeur, book 1)
Hannu Rajaniemi
"The best first SF novel I've read in years. Hard to admit, but I think he's better at this stuff than I am."
Parasite (2013)
(Parasitology, book 1)
Mira Grant
"A creepy spine-tingler of a medical thriller."
The Invisible Library (2014)
(Invisible Library, book 1)
Genevieve Cogman
"A dazzling bibliophilic debut."
The Library At Mount Char (2015)
Scott Hawkins
"A pyrotechnic debut...The most terrifyingly psychopathic depiction of a family of gods and their abusive fathersince Genesis."
Pyramid of Blood (2015)
(Swords Versus Tanks, book 3)
M Harold Page
"Holy ****."
An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (2017)
(Risen Kingdoms, book 1)
Curtis Craddock
"A grand tale of intrigue, adventure and gaslight fantasy in the tradition of Alexander Dumas."
Creatures of Will & Temper (2017)
(Creatures , book 1)
Molly Tanzer
"Decadent Victorians clash with dueling demon-hunters in this page-turning reinvention of Oscar Wilde's classic tale. I loved it!"
Stars Uncharted (2018)
(Stars Uncharted, book 1)
S K Dunstall
"An absorbing space opera, in the tradition of The Expanse and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet."
Gideon the Ninth (2019)
(Locked Tomb, book 1)
Tamsyn Muir
"Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!"
Battle of the Linguist Mages (2022)
Scotto Moore
"It reads like Snow Crash had a dance-off with Gideon the Ninth, in a world where language isn't a virus from outer space, it's a goddamn alien invasion."

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