History Creator / CharlesStross

24th Mar '17 12:10:45 AM DavidCowie
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** A third entry, ''The Lambda Functionary'', has been put on indefinite hold as a result of the rather unpredicatable state of near-future Scottish politics, especially with regards to its devolution or independence.

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** A third entry, ''The Lambda Functionary'', has been put on indefinite hold as a result of the rather unpredicatable unpredictable state of near-future Scottish politics, especially with regards to its devolution or independence.
3rd Feb '17 1:50:56 AM Doug86
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SpeculativeFiction author with a bent for PostCyberpunk work dealing with [[{{Transhuman}} posthumanism]] and TheSingularity, but who also has a vast array of other fiction out there. Early in his career, he invented several iconic TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons monsters, including the Death Knight, githyanki and githzerai, and slaadi. He's also [[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/afp-timeline.html on record]] as being responsible for bringing FootnoteFever to [[{{Usenet}} alt.fan]].[[Creator/TerryPratchett pratchett]].

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SpeculativeFiction author with a bent for PostCyberpunk work dealing with [[{{Transhuman}} posthumanism]] and TheSingularity, but who also has a vast array of other fiction out there. Early in his career, he invented several iconic TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons monsters, including the Death Knight, githyanki and githzerai, and slaadi. He's also [[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/afp/timelines/afp-timeline.html on record]] as being responsible for bringing FootnoteFever to [[{{Usenet}} [[Website/{{Usenet}} alt.fan]].[[Creator/TerryPratchett pratchett]].
8th Jan '17 9:55:13 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'': Set in a far-future where Humanity has gone extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in our image.
** WordOfGod suggests a possible third part of the series, but as the working title was implied to be ''Probing Uranus'' he may not have been entirely serious.

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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'': Set in a far-future where Humanity has gone extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in our image.
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image. WordOfGod suggests a possible third part of the series, but as the working title was implied to be ''Probing Uranus'' he may not have been entirely serious.
28th Dec '16 8:08:16 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with Creator/HPLovecraft.

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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'': ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'': Also known as The Bob Howard Series, about a special agent for the "Laundry", which is basically MI6 crossed with Creator/HPLovecraft.
31st Jul '16 5:10:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: The story "[[http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/winter-2008/audio-trunk-and-disorderly-by-charles-stross/ Trunk and Disorderly]]" is set in Modern Times (centuries after the near-collapse of the human race) but is written in the barbaric yet spiffing idiom natural to the early 20th Century master PGWodehouse; enough to drive a cove near to distraction, as Uncle Philpott once remarked. (Additionally, there exists a Dalek.)

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: The story "[[http://subterraneanpress.com/index.php/magazine/winter-2008/audio-trunk-and-disorderly-by-charles-stross/ Trunk and Disorderly]]" is set in Modern Times (centuries after the near-collapse of the human race) but is written in the barbaric yet spiffing idiom natural to the early 20th Century master PGWodehouse; Creator/PGWodehouse; enough to drive a cove near to distraction, as Uncle Philpott once remarked. (Additionally, there exists a Dalek.)
11th Jun '16 4:14:12 PM Doug86
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* CapturedSuperEntity: In "A Colder War" by Creator/CharlesStross, the Soviet Union does this to friggin' ''[[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. It doesn't end well. [[spoiler: As in the original "The Call of Cthulhu," the eponymous godlike superentity is not imprisoned by any means—only sleeping. When the Soviets get nervous about US activity and poke him hard enough to wake him up, they hope he'll obliterate NATO. Instead he consumes indiscriminately and walks west, murdering the world and bringing about arguably the darkest ending in the entire Mythos.]]

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* CapturedSuperEntity: In "A Colder War" by Creator/CharlesStross, War", the Soviet Union does this to friggin' ''[[CthulhuMythos ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. It doesn't end well. [[spoiler: As in the original "The Call of Cthulhu," the eponymous godlike superentity is not imprisoned by any means—only sleeping. When the Soviets get nervous about US activity and poke him hard enough to wake him up, they hope he'll obliterate NATO. Instead he consumes indiscriminately and walks west, murdering the world and bringing about arguably the darkest ending in the entire Mythos.]]



* DomedHometown: In the CthulhuMythos AlternateHistory short story, "A Colder War", the last survivors of the human race eke out their existence in XK-Masada, a city on an alien planet built beneath a mile-high dome designed by Buckminster Fuller.

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* DomedHometown: In the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos AlternateHistory short story, "A Colder War", the last survivors of the human race eke out their existence in XK-Masada, a city on an alien planet built beneath a mile-high dome designed by Buckminster Fuller.
15th Dec '15 12:23:54 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/HaltingState'' series: TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft''-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.

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* The ''Literature/HaltingState'' series: TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft''-[[{{Expy}} ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
16th Nov '15 7:12:25 PM Peteman
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** Played straight in that the Soviets do have control over at least four shoggoths. Averted hard in that Saddam Hussein tries to summon and bind Yog-Sothoth to attack Iran. Doesn't end well for him or the Middle East in general.

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** Played straight in that the Soviets do have control over at least four shoggoths. Averted hard in that Saddam Hussein tries to summon and bind Yog-Sothoth to attack Iran. Doesn't end well for him or the Middle East in general.
18th Aug '15 8:11:33 AM Ru
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** A third entry, ''The Lambda Functionary'', has been put on indefinite hold as a result of the rather unpredicatable state of near-future Scottish politics, especially with regards to its devolution or independence.



* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Neptune's Brood'': Set in a far-future where Humanity has gone extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in our image.

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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Neptune's Brood'': ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'': Set in a far-future where Humanity has gone extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in our image. image.
** WordOfGod suggests a possible third part of the series, but as the working title was implied to be ''Probing Uranus'' he may not have been entirely serious.
30th Jul '15 7:25:06 AM Brian888
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** Played straight in that the Soviets do have control over at least four shoggoths. Averted hard in that Saddam Hussein tries to summon and bind Yog-Sothoth to attack Iran. Doesn't end well for him or the Middle East in general.
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