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Atrocity Archives, the (2004) [Novel]
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Series: Laundry, the
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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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Original title: The Atrocity Archives
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Concrete Jungle, the (2004) [Novella]
      Author: Charles Stross

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The Atrocity Archives (2004)
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Language: English

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The Atrocity Archives (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9781841495699
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.2 x 0.9 in
Pages: 299

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The Atrocity Archives (January 3, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441013654
Pages: 368

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The Atrocity Archives (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Urbana, IL
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press
ISBN: 1930846258
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8 x 1.2
Pages: 273

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