CHARLES STROSS is a computer scientist and award-winning author based in Edinburgh, Scotland, whose science fiction has been translated into more than 12 languages. His novel Accelerando won the 2006 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel; “Missile Gap” won the 2007 Locus Award for best novella. “The Concrete Jungle” (contained in The Atrocity Archives) won the Hugo Award for best novella in 2005; “Palimpsest”, included in Wireless, won the same award in 2010, and “Equoid” in 2014 The Apocalypse Codex won the 2013 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Stross’s work has also been nominated for a number of other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Hugo Award for Best Novel, as well as the Japanese Seiun Award. He co-wrote 2012’s The Rapture of the Nerds with Cory Doctorow. Between 1994 and 2004, Charles wrote for Computer Shopper magazine, including a monthly column about Linux. He has also been a technical author and is a software engineer.