Quantum of Nightmares is the latest installment of Charlie Stross’s ongoing spies-and-Cthulhu-and-computers Laundry series. As I’ve said before, I still enjoy the Laundry series, but I’m simply not scared of the current events stuff that scares Charlie. It gives me a certain amount of relaxed detachment from it all, and he’s a good enough author to avoid the insidious trap of writing-as-whining. So this should be fun!
Charles Stross’ QUANTUM OF NIGHTMARES comes out in less than a month, so I might as well grab it now. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I don’t read these to be scared. I read them because Charlie is a very good writer, and because I find it soothing to read horror written by somebody who’s scared by stuff* that I simply don’t find to be very terrifying. It gives me a certain detachment, and allows me to take the time to savor the book.
So, yeah, I’m looking forward to this one.
*In his case, mostly involving the Things We Don’t Talk About Here.