Charles Stross is
the author of the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series, and
several stand-alone novels, including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn’s Children.
Born in Leeds, England, in 1964, Stross studied in London and Bradford, earning
degrees in pharmacy and computer science. Over the next decade and a half he
worked as a pharmacist, a technical writer, a software engineer, and eventually
as a prolific journalist covering the IT industry. His short fiction began
attracting wide attention in the late 1990s; his first novel, Singularity Sky, appeared in 2003. He
has subsequently won the Hugo Award twice. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh,
Scotland, in a flat that is slightly older than the state of Texas.