On July 11th, Tor.com Publishing releases The Delirium Brief, the eighth book in Charles Stross’s Laundry Files series—and to celebrate, we want to send you a set of all eight books in the series, including a galley copy of The Delirium Brief! And to sweeten the pot, books one through seven are autographed!
The Atrocity Archives introduced Bob Howard, a computer-hacker desk jockey who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.
By the time of The Delirium Brief, Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess.
Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize.
Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.
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