The Jennifer Morgue

Hardcover, 340 pages

English language

Published Nov. 6, 2006 by Golden Gryphon Press.

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3 stars (7 reviews)

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

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4 stars

I've tried to read Stross in the past, and this is the first one I've finished. Others I've started and then gotten distracted from, and after completing this book, I really feel I should go back and give them another chance. This is fun book that blends modern day techo-geekery, espionage and the Cthulu mythos. On top of that it has fun poking some fun at the James Bond archetype, and there is a rather interesting little essay about the Bond in the back of the book. The essay isn't groundbreaking, but it's an interesting read.

The story itself is enormous fun. It's not a life-changing book by any means, but it merits the fourth star for the entertainment value alone and the fun of having the hero be computer geek wielding bootable Linux on a USB key. The Bond angle is a fun bit of play, with more than …

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  • Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction - General
  • Horror fiction
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction - Adventure
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / General
  • Geeks (Computer enthusiasts)
  • Intelligence service