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The Nightmare Stacks

(2016)
(The seventh book in the Laundry Files series)
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The Laundry Files' "fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, mundane office comedy and Lovecraftian horror" (SFX) continues as Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross assigns a day trader to a permanent position on the night shift....

After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence - as Alex has no stomach for predatory bloodsucking - he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative in training.

Dispatched to Leeds, Alex's first assignment is to help assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker into The Laundry's new headquarters. Unfortunately Leeds is Alex's hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his parents that he's left banking for civil service, while hiding his undead condition, is causing more anxiety than learning how to live as a vampire secret agent preparing to confront multiple apocalypses.

Alex's only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a drama student appearing in the local Goth Festival who is inexplicably attracted to him despite his awkward personality and massive amounts of sunblock.

But Cassie has secrets of her own - secrets that make Alex's nightlife behaviors seem positively normal....

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Brilliantly disturbing and funny." - Ben Aaronovitch


Used availability for Charles Stross's The Nightmare Stacks

Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks (A Laundry Files Novel)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-425-28119-1 / 978-0-425-28119-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-356-50534-0 / 978-0-356-50534-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-356-50536-7 / 978-0-356-50536-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files Novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: Laundry Files, Book 7
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks (A Laundry Files Novel Book 7)
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU