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The Atrocity Archives por Charles Stross
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The Atrocity Archives (original 2004; edición 2009)

por Charles Stross (Autor), Ken MacLeod (Introducción)

Series: The Laundry (1 & 1.1)

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The father of modern computer science, Alan Turning paves the way for esoteric mathematical computations that, when used by Nazi Germany's Ahnenerbe-SS to perform a summoning, results in an unexpected evil brought to Earth through a portal to an alternate universe.
Miembro:stripymanticore
Título:The Atrocity Archives
Autores:Charles Stross (Autor)
Otros autores:Ken MacLeod (Introducción)
Info:Ace Books (2009), Edition: Reprint
Colecciones:Tu biblioteca
Valoración:*****
Etiquetas:audiobook

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Very well executed. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
This book is actually two related novellas about a British civil servant/operative who works at a secret government agency doing their best to keep Nameless Horrors from overrunning the earth. A good combination of comedy, horror, and spy thriller. I think Stross and Tim Powers are the best new author discoveries of the year - I've read a few books by both so far this year, and they haven't disappointed. ( )
  unsquare | Feb 16, 2021 |
More like 3.5 stars. I don't like "stupid British spy bureaucratese" like Le Carre, Lovecraftian horror, or "nerd in-jokes", and that's really what this is (blended together, with a boring plot).

I'll try reading other Stross, but I'm not a fan of the Laundry Files series. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
Interesting world built by the author here. There is a saying that any technology advanced enough is indistinguishable from magic and that is the premise of this book. Humanity has learned how to open portals between universes and to use what is on the other side. It's all highly technical but the result is what most people would call magic.

The main character, Robert 'Bob' Howard is a network engineer at one of the secret organizations that work to exploit and protect against incursions from other universes and he is suddenly an active agent through being at the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong knowledge.

The book is written by someone quite familiar with the technology around the year 2000 and I think a lot of the technical details will be off-putting to a lot of readers, like [b:Ready Player One|9969571|Ready Player One|Ernest Cline|https://d2arxad8u2l0g7.cloudfront.net/books/1406383612s/9969571.jpg|14863741] did not work for everyone. For me it was refreshing and nostalgic. Go Stross!

I will absolutely read the next book in this series despite the tentacles and slime. I didn't mention that? There is a touch of Lovecraft in the book as well. Not my favourite theme but turning it from "magic" into "technology" makes a big difference. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
I really liked the premise a lot. James Bond vs Cthulhu! Computer janitor.....that fights demons!

The book is cynical, bitter, and joyless.

I was surprised how well it channeled the James Bond elements. Mind you - this isn't the movie Bond. This is the original novel Bond. Condescending, pedantic, and prone to tangents about minutia. The book uses an unprecedented amount of technobabble. Now, I grew up on Star Wars/Star Trek. I'm down with the technobabble. Just....not with this overwhelming, boring frequency. It just becomes noise, not world building.

The Bond attitude towards women is present. Bob fucks one girl on the reg, but never bothers to communicate with her (and really gives the impression he doesn't like or respect her), and finds himself irritated he's not in a serious relationship with her. That's probably because you don't bother to talk to her. Because she dares to sleep with another man (this isn't cheating - they are FWB rather than an exclusive relationship) the (male) characters posit she is broken, depressed, manipulative, etc. Then they propose Bob sleep around as well to get back at her and manipulate her, because that is somehow okay and not broken or manipulative. Bob's supervisor is a woman with next to no lines who Bob hates with a passion. The book ends with a comeuppance that is supposed to leave us gratified...but really just felt petty. You disappeared for a week and never said anything to your boss, and then when she was like "That's unacceptable." you scream at her and have someone else threaten her very life. Perhaps the solution, again, would be to talk to her rather than punish her for doing her job as best she is able. The fourth and final female character is Mo, a damsel in distress that is awarded to Bob at the end. There's no strong female characters. There's barely any female characters at all.

Overall, the book manages to be both angry and dull. When the book finally gets to some action, the ideas are chilling and effective. I loved the 'summer on Pluto' sequences. I loved the Archive sequences. They are the reason for the second star. But I don't think they are enough for me to come back anytime soon and wade through cliched nonsense for it. There's better options out there now.

Oh, and Brains? You can scramble an egg in the shell by spinning them. You're welcome. ( )
  kaitlynn_g | Dec 13, 2020 |
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