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OftenBen  ·  1217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 40: A Colder War

I've reread this a few times and enjoy it more each time.

If you at all enjoy this story DEFINITELY read the first few of The Laundry Files





orbat  ·  1216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know that feeling (I'll give you a guess as to where I got this nick from.) I originally read it in Dozois' yearly anthology around 2000-ish, and it's definitely one of my all-time favorite short stories. I love the "banality of evil" feeling it has to it, plus I like that it's more serious in tone than the Laundry Files books, makes it more, uh, effective somehow.

FIRST LAUNDRY FILES BOOK SPOILER AHEAD. IF YOU ARE NOT CLEARED FOR THE LAUNDRY FILES, PLEASE EXIT THE BRIEFING ROOM NOW

The description of the Nazi Moon base in the dead parallel universe really had the same sort of despondent and slightly terrifying feeling to it, so there's parallels there