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The Atrocity Archives

(2004)
(The first book in the Laundry Files series)
A novel by

 
In the title piece, Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, completes his theorem on "Phase Conjugate Grammars for Extra-dimensional Summoning." Turing's work paves the way for esoteric mathematical computations that, when carried out, have side effects that leak through a channel underlying the structure of the Cosmos. Out there in the multiverse are "listeners" who can sometimes be coerced into opening gates. In 1945, Nazi Germany's Ahnenerbe-SS, in an attempt to escape the Allied onslaught, performs just such a summoning on the souls of more than six million. A gate opens to an alternate universe through which the SS move people and material-to live to fight another day. But their summoning brings forth more than the SS have bargained for-an evil, patiently waiting all this time while learning the ways of humans, now poises to lunch on Earth. Secret intelligence agencies, esoteric theorems, Lovecraftian horrors, Middle East terrorist connections, a damsel in distress, and a final battle on the surface of a dying planet round out this story.

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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Atrocity Archives
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-930846-25-8 / 978-1-930846-25-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-356-50239-2 / 978-0-356-50239-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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December 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Atrocity Archives (A Laundry Files Novel)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-441-01668-5 / 978-0-441-01668-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-84149-569-7 / 978-1-84149-569-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-441-01365-1 / 978-0-441-01365-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: A Laundry Files Novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: A Laundry Files Novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Orbit
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January 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files Book 1)
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Ace
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