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Speaker: Charles Stross

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Charles Stross, 53, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo awards for best novella, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages. His most recent novel, "The Delirium Brief", was published by Orbit (in the UK) and Tor (in the USA) in July 2017; his next novel, "Dark State" is due out from Tor in January 2018.

Charles Stross, 53, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo awards for best novella, Stross's works have been translated into over twelve languages. His most recent novel, "The Delirium Brief", was published by Orbit (in the UK) and Tor (in the USA) in July 2017; his next novel, "Dark State" is due out from Tor in January 2018.

Like many writers, Stross has had a variety of careers, occupations, and job-shaped-catastrophes in the past, from pharmacist (he quit after the second police stake-out) to first code monkey on the team of a successful dot-com startup (with brilliant timing he tried to change employer just as the bubble burst). Along the way he collected degrees in Pharmacy and Computer Science, making him the world's first officially qualified cyberpunk writer (just as cyberpunk died).