GREEN SHY AT NIGHT: HACHER'S DELIGHT.
"I'm on the first line," I said to k, "and I hate the font. It doesn't look good so far."
But typesetting apart - and the H/K blindness only applies on the chapter-intro lines - I really enjoyed this. It can best be summed up thus: David Langford's The Leaky Establishment and Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon go on a drunken bender with Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.
I was kinda surprised by the contents page, since I knew that this was collected from various magazines. Therefore I expected a short-story anthology, but no: some of it was serialised as a novella in Spectrum SF. It's effectively two standalone novellas about the stifling bureaucracy of Civil Service, with spy-thriller DNA spliced in. And Shoggoths. Well, not actually Shoggoths, per se, but, y'know, there are Great Old Ones lurking in the shadows.
[Note 1: Yes, I know Stephenson has his own website, but I loathe its appalling design. I recommend you stay clear.]