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The Delirium Brief

(2017)
(The eighth book in the Laundry Files series)
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The eighth case in Charles Stross' Laundry Files, the Hugo Award-winning series described by Kirkus Reviews as "a weirdly alluring blend of super-spy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy, and Lovecraftian horror".

Bob Howard's career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess.

Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry's existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize.

There's a lot of potential shareholder value in the Laundry's "knowledge assets". Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Charles Stross is awesome and his books are awesome and his Laundry Files series in particular is a hell of a lot of fun." - John Scalzi


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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-356-50828-5 / 978-0-356-50828-3 (UK edition)
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Title: The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files Novel)
Author(s): Charles Stross
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
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Title: The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
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July 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files)
Author(s): Charles Stross
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Title: The Delirium Brief
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Title: The Delirium Brief
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Title: The Delirium Brief
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Title: The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
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Title: The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
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