The Atrocity Archives

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Orbit, 2013 - 352 Seiten
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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Nutzerbericht  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

The book is definitely a bit of geeky, horror, humor with extra monsters from another dimension with evil intent. Also a political statement about civil service bureaucracy, Cold War espionage ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - SChant - LibraryThing

Yet another re-read for a Book Group, and it still stands up well. A mixture of Civil Service bureaucracy, Cold War spycraft, and the Cthulhu mythos, with a dash of wry humour and a dollop of horror. This is the beginning of a very good series. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2013)

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer, living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He's won two Hugo Awards and been nominated many times over, and his books have been translated all over the world. He's currently working on the fifth volume of the Laundry Files, ''The Rhesus Chart'' and he can be found on Twitter at @cstross or at his website www.antipope.org/charlie.

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