It's a book of short fiction by Charlie Stross. Oh man, if I wasn't bored by C'thulhu stories, then there's a story in here I would have liked and I might have liked the Laundry story... Or if I liked... Anyhow. There's a bunch of stories in here. They took a bunch of chances. None of them really did it for me. It's good to try new things, of course. But I wish Stross'd concentrate more on things like Accelerando and Halting State and not so much on the eldritch horror or the cold-war alternate-universe variations or... Anyhow, horror fans might like this.