The Laundry

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Cubicle 7 Entertainment, Jul 1, 2010 - Games - 286 pages
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CAPITAL LAUNDRY SERVICES - WHAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP? There are things out there, in the weirder reaches of space-time where reality is an optional extra. Horrible things, usually with tentacles. Al-Hazred glimpsed them, John Dee summoned them, HP Lovecraft wrote about them, and Alan Turing mapped the paths from our universe to theirs. The right calculation can call up entities from other, older universes, or invoke their powers. Invisibility? Easy! Animating the dead? Trivial! Binding lesser demons to your will? Easily doable! Opening up the way for the Great Old Ones to come through and eat our brains? Unfortunately, much too easy. That's where the Laundry comes in - it's a branch of the British secret service, tasked to prevent hideous alien gods from wiping out all life on Earth (and more particularly, the UK). You work for the Laundry. The hours are long, the pay is sub-par, the co-workers are... interesting (in the Chinese curse sense of the word), and the bureaucracy is stifling - but you do get to wave basilisk guns and bullet wards around, and to go on challenging and exciting missions to exotic locations like quaint, legend-haunted Wigan, cursed Slough and Wolverhampton where the walls are thin. You may even get to save the world. Just make sure you get a receipt.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

Based on Charles Stross's series (collected in On Her Majesty's Occult Service) where C'thulhu meets Len Deighton; where nerds and geeks have to become spies in order to protect the human world. Uses ... Read full review

Review: The Laundry: A Roleplaying Game Based on the 'Laundry Files' Novels

User Review  - Lady Entropy - Goodreads

Some of you might be surprised at my sudden move from 5 stars to 3 stars, over an RPG set in a setting that I LOVE. Here's the thing, while I don't like CoC as a system, just reading it, I could ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Charles Stross, born in 1964, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005 Hugo Award for best novella (?The Concrete Jungle?), Stross has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. He has worked as a pharmacist, software developer, and tech-industry journalist.

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