Short stories by Charles Stross
Listing 6 stories.
In this futuristic world, an AI has been artificially creating souls and transplanting them into human bodies, thus making the majority of the human population. Fearing the AI will turn evil, a woman and her team try to convince humanity to leave the planet.
In modern-day England, an English man who works for a secret organization that deals with the occult has to stop an infestation of murderous unicorns.
A girl with cybernetic advancements, having run away from her overbearing mother by selling herself into corporate slavery on the outer fringes of Jupiter, devises a plan to ensure that her mother cannot use religious laws to bring her home.
A man, who has genius ideas that he shares with others to make him rich, is contacted by a rogue AI that is comprised of hijacked lobster brains. At the same time, his IRS-tax-collector fiancé tracks him down and schemes to rope him back into their engagement.
A girl and her space crew are trapped inside an alternate reality by another sentient intelligence after a mission gone wrong. She must free her crewmate and come up with a way to escape.
On Christmas, a security guard tries to prevent a monster from exploiting the weakness of the dimensions to reach Earth and destroy the world.