The Laundry files takes on vampires. Vampires are number two behind zombies on the “Oh, Goddammit, Come ON” list because everyone’s doing them and there are backlashes to the backlashes to the backlashes. Somehow, Stross finds a mathemagical way to work the mythos, and it totally works. Not just that, but the repercussions through the story as a result are startling and devastating. I’m even more eager for book six coming out in a few months.