My friend Chris got me started on Charles Stross’s work almost five years ago. The gateway drugs? Atrocity Archives and The Family Trade. Each of them the first book in a series (Archives is his open-ended Laundry series, while Trade opened a six-book closed story arc called The Merchant Princes).
Yesterday, however, I saw this on his blog, and this over at Tor… Stross will be writing a new trilogy in the Merchant Princes universe. He indicates it will be set about fifteen years after the events of the last book (Trade of Queens).
The new series isn’t listed to land until 2015 or so (hence the “sort of”)… the deal’s made, though, so I know what I’ll be looking forward to in a couple of years.