The novel “The Jennifer Morgue” by Charles Stross was published for the first time in 2006. It’s the sequel of the stories included in “The Atrocity Archives”. A billionaire who made his fortune selling software complete with magical extensions wants to get his hands on a weapon built by an ancient civilization living in the deep seas and the Laundry assigns Bob Howard to the mission of stopping him. To work with him there’s an agent only apparently human from the American equivalent of the Laundry and Bob isn’t sure that she has the same goals as him.
The novel “The Long Loud Silence” by Wilson Tucker was published for the first time in 1952. In 1969 the novel was released in a new revised edition. When Corporal Gary wakes up after celebrating his birthday and getting very drunk, he discovers that the major Eastern U.S.A. cities were destroyed by atomic bombs and the attack was also carried in the form of bacterial contamination.
The novel “The Silver Eggheads” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1963. It was originally a novella that appeared in the “Magazine of Fantasy & SF” in January 1959 and was expanded later. In the future, writers just provide the basic ideas to wordmills, machines created to materially write novels. Writers just show off to their fans adopting ways and looks precisely defined in their contracts. One day writers rebel.
The novel “The Third Claw of God” by Adam-Troy Castro has been published for the first time in 2009. It’s the sequel to “Emissaries from the Dead”. Andrea Cort goes on planet Xara being invited by arm dealer Hans Bettelhine and pressure by the artificial intelligences she works with. She finds herself at the center of murder attempts and new mysteries in this science fiction detective story.
The novel “Saturn’s Children” by Charles Stross was published for the first time in 2008. After the extinction of humanity, robots built their own society similar to the human one and spread throughout the solar system. Freya Nakamichi-47 was programmed as a concubine but there’s no one who requires her services anymore so she has to do the best she can to survive because even robots need maintenance.