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This review is from: The Atrocity Archives (Paperback)
If you've read Stross' Hard SF novels (Singularity Sky, Iron Sunrise, Accelerando etc.) this might come as a bit of a surprise. As the other reviews have stated, it's a sort of cold-war era spy yarn mixed with Lovecraftian hokum. Despite this, it's full of jokes and at times almost Douglas Adams-like humour (sorry Charles if this wasn't deliberate). If you've read "A Colder War" in Stross' short story collection "Toast", you'll have an idea of what to expect here, though with an overall lighter feel and ending.