Overtime. A Original. Laundry Files. Charles Stross. Tor Books Now, in “Overtime,” the Laundry is on a skeleton staff for Christmas—leaving one. Halo (HTML) (Asimov’s, June ). Available as part of this fix-up novel (HTML) (PDF) (EBook). Hugo Nomination for Best Novelette Featured in Gardner. with the “About” on this thread, even though there is a work record for Overtime.

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Haven’t even been talking about the homosexuality thread, just the difficulty of actually imagining alternative heavens that work. It’s Christmas Eve, and the Bringer of Gifts will be visiting all the boys and girls, even the ones at work. The reason that the U is expicable by maths is because the structure of said U Overtim maths I’m sorry, what book were you reading?

Overtime (Laundry Files, #) by Charles Stross

And Chagles was fine with the protagonists of that early Elizabeth Bear novel with the Gay diplomats. If the author is making the characters actions my own, I want them to be actions I can relate to.

With Primaeval it was the mammoth causing chaos on the M The fine folks at BoingBoing would probably say, “If you going to make me live a couple hours in the head of an awful pissant like Anwar, give me a Unicorn Chaser. After all, everyone in Bob’s journal is under a code name, right?

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It’s very reminiscent to Jasper Fforde’s work, with the same British humor although I think Stross is Scottish with urban fantasy tones. For some reason, I didn’t actually notice the title when I read it. You realize those “flowers” are babies, right?

A series of science fiction spy thrillers about Bob Howard a pseudonym taken for security purposesa one-time I. Im beginning to see why Greg responds to some of your posts like they are dog whistles – blind terror from previous statements of yours I suspect. I was going to save this for Christmas, but since I have no self control Yes – the Chinese doing Human embryo gene editing. I think the greed usually comes first and the rationalization comes second, though we as humans have a bias for the familiar rather than the alien.


It puts me to mind of the scifi story where robots are created to perfectly serve strross, keep him safe and secure and make work obsolete. That is, the main story arc suggests side trips that don’t contribute to anything novel length but are worth exploring anyway. I can accept that Charlie has access to more precise information and that he is cleared to release it in this dimension.

Perhaps you wondered what all those serifs and curlicues were for?

But that a character is choosing to do something that I would try to cbarles doing doesn’t necessarily prevent me from feeling glad when they make a step forward and sorry when they make overtims step back.

Placeholder 2 Forward to: When you’re a novelty addict like me, anything over half a million words on the same topic qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment Open Preview See a Problem? Heck, Dunnigan-type Lipodystrophy is arguably something people might want to induce, despite the risk of pancreatitis.

If we’re stealing the land from these other guys, we need to find something to look down on them for so we can feel morally justified in our actions. The High Frontier, Redux — space colonization: Your original proposal to charlez engineer humans to eliminate the tendency to male domination implies that that tendency must be biologically inherent in humans, whether as a specific bit of genetic programming to overtmie it which could be removed or as an emergent effect of the whole genetic makeup which could be suppressed by some extra code.


Hmm, sounding a lot like a dystopia – genetic engineering to fit in with someone’s political idea of what’s ‘right’.

In that it’s slow, and thoughtful, and personality-driven, and the complete opposite to Bond Because, if so, that’s a very odd thing to consider in the western world of today. ToM is a fairly respectable term that does not mean what you seem to think it means — I’m deploying it in making that inference, in fact.

Boat Accidents, losing a lot of Mafia Money, and so on and so forth. I will entertain the chares that if you offered me enough cash, I would write a novel for you — one copy only, no backups, no publication, copyright sold to you in perpetuity, and nobody gets to read it but you and then, only if you choose to do so.

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And, in the sort of literature that lasts, pretty well all heroes and villains have something of the other about them, plus the characters that are unclassifiable mixtures. If I knew I was about to become economic roadkill in a country with no retraining prospects and no safety nets then I might be tempted to smash a few spinning jennies as well. Nov 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: I spent two days on business last week in Edinburgh, during a relative heatwave, and I have to concede that Charlie’s adoptive city is stunning.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I enjoy the Laundry universe when you’re just kind of poking around in the weird corners and not having to advance the plot.

WHY would you even want to “effect” homosexuality or bisexuality or whatever with genetic engineering?