The Jennifer Morgue
|The Jennifer Morgue|
|Cover artist||Steve Montiglio|
|Publisher||Golden Gryphon Press|
|Publication date||November, 2006|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Dewey Decimal||813/.6 22|
|LC Classification||PR6119.T79 J46 2006|
|Preceded by||The Atrocity Archives|
|Followed by||The Fuller Memorandum|
The Jennifer Morgue (2006, ISBN 1-930846-45-2) is the second collection of stories by Charles Stross featuring Bob Oliver Francis Howard, containing the title novel The Jennifer Morgue, the short story "Pimpf", and an essay titled "The Golden Age of Spying". The collection is a sequel to the stories published in The Atrocity Archives (2004); a third book, The Fuller Memorandum, was released in July 2010. The stories are Lovecraftian spy thrillers involving a secret British intelligence agency known as "The Laundry", which deals with occult events and technology.
Where 2004's The Atrocity Archives is written in the idiom of Len Deighton, The Jennifer Morgue is a pastiche of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and refers to the real-life Project Azorian (incorrectly named by the press as Project Jennifer); Stross also uses footnotes and narrative causality, two literary devices common in the novels of Terry Pratchett. The included short story, "Pimpf", draws heavily on the mythos of online role-playing games as well as the "Bastard Operator from Hell" stories of Simon Travaglia.
The Jennifer Morgue was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2007.
The following novels, games and short stories follow similar themes of espionage agents working against supernatural or alien entities.
- Declare by Tim Powers
- The Spiraling Worm by David Conyers and John Sunseri
- Delta Green role-playing game
- "2007 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
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