The Apocalypse Codex

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The Apocalypse Codex
Charles Stross - The Apocalypse Codex.jpeg
Author Charles Stross
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Ace
Publication date
July 2012
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 336 pp
Award Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2013)
ISBN 978-1-937007-46-1
Preceded by The Fuller Memorandum
Followed by The Rhesus Chart

The Apocalypse Codex (2012) is the fourth novel by Charles Stross in his "Laundry" series of Lovecraftian spy thrillers. The previous novels in the series were The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), and The Fuller Memorandum (2010). The novels follow the protagonist Bob Howard, an agent for the intelligence agency known as the Laundry. According to Stross, while the first three books in the series were written in the style of Len Deighton, Ian Fleming and Anthony Price, respectively, the fourth installment is written in the style of a Peter O'Donnell (Modesty Blaise) novel. For future installments, Stross feels that, "the series has acquired an identity and feel of its own," and does not intend to continue the pastiche motif.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Charles Stross Author Bio". 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ Stross, Charles (March 3, 2009). "Light Blogging Alert". Archived from the original on 2013-03-17.  - "The Apocalypse Codex is going to be the Peter O'Donnell (Modesty Blaise) book. ... the series has acquired an identity and feel of its own ... From #5 onwards, I guess the pastiche element is going to take a back seat to the story arc."

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