Charlie Stross

It gets a bit weird when in the space of a month you’ve been loaned a rather good Sci-Fi book he’s written by a friend in Melbourne, find he has an article on the BBC News website and finally give up and Google him and find has a page on Wikipedia.

Especially when the last time you’d heard of him you were crashing on his and Feorag’s futon in their lounge in Edinburgh and all you knew was he wrote funny articles on alt.peeves and alt.lang.intercal!

If you do like the idea of dark Lovecraftian geek humour being applied to a the murky world of esoteric spying written by someone who knows about tech (not just pretending they do) then check out Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross..