Stross, Charles 1964-
STROSS, Charles 1964-
PERSONAL: Born 1964, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Education: Earned a degree in pharmacy. Hobbies and other interests: Music.
CAREER: Fiction writer in Edinburgh, Scotland. Data-cash, senior programmer until 1999; fma Ltd. (Web site consultants), senior programmer. Also worked as a pharmacist.
AWARDS, HONORS: Novelettes "Lobsters" and "Halo" were shortlisted for Hugo awards in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
The Web Architect's Handbook, Addison-Wesley (Reading, MA), 1996.
Toast and Other Rusted Futures (short stories), Cosmos/Wildside, 2002.
Festival of Fools (novel), Ace Books (New York, NY), 2003.
Singularity Sky, Penguin Putnam (New York, NY), 2003.
Author of "The Atrocity Archive," a spy novel serialized in Spectrum SF. Author of nonfiction books, including SCO OpenServer Operating System User's Guide. Author of columns in Linux Format and Computer Shopper. Contributor of short stories and articles to science-fiction magazines and computer journals, including Asimov's, Interzone, New Worlds, and PC Plus.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Jennifer Library and The Nightmare Stacks, sequels to The Atrocity Archive; an "alternate history" novel, under a pseudonym.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Locus, September, 2002, Jonathan Strahan, review of Toast and Other Rusted Futures, pp. 29, 31.
Infinity Plus Web site, http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/ (January 8, 2003), Lou Anders, "New Directions: Decoding the Imagination of Charles Stross" (interview).*