The Jennifer Morgue

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The Jennifer Morgue
The Jennifer Morgue-Charles Stross (2006).jpg
Author Charles Stross
Cover artist Steve Montiglio
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Golden Gryphon Press
Publication date
November, 2006
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 340
ISBN 1-930846-45-2
OCLC 67239775
813/.6 22
LC Class PR6119.T79 J46 2006
Preceded by The Atrocity Archives
Followed by The Fuller Memorandum

The Jennifer Morgue is the second collection of stories by British author Charles Stross, published in 2006. Featuring Bob Oliver Francis Howard, it contains 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[1] 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 Jennifer Morgue was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2007.[2]

See also[edit]

The following novels, games and short stories follow similar themes of espionage agents working against supernatural or alien entities.


  1. ^ "Charlie's Diary". Back Home (part 29). Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ "2007 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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