JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Seasonal reading

'tis getting to be the time of year when I need to re-read Charles Stross' wonderful Laundry Files Christmas story: Overtime (link is to free online edition)

It's such a sweet and charming little tale ... guaranteed to put you in that cheery optimistic holiday mood ***EVIL GRIN***

What it means is . . . there’s an incursion. Something’s coming down the chimney, something from the dark anthropic zone—from a corner of the multiverse drained of all meaning and energy. Let’s steal a facetious phrase from Andy and call it the Filler of Stockings, Lurker in Fireplaces, Bringer of Gifts. (Odin, Jòlnir, the King in Red. Pick your culture: prepare to die.) All it knows is that it’s cold and it’s hungry—and it wants inside.
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