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Dark State (#2 Empire Games)

Charles Stross


St Martins/Tor

Science Fiction » Science;
Science Fiction » Biology;
Science Fiction » Society;
Science Fiction » Superpowers;
Science Fiction » Political;
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Science Fiction » Advanced Technology;
Science Fiction » Alternate Reality


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Dark State is the second book in a thrilling series - set in the same world as Charles Stross' Merchant Princes series. This book follows Empire Games. In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers - in two different timelines - is imminent. One is in the midst of its first technological revolution and the other is a hi-tech police state. And both have the capacity to wreak all-out destruction. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, one of her top agents is working on the defection of a major political player. If they can pull this off, their version of America might just avert civil war. Meanwhile, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, Rita, watches and waits in the rival timeline, until a sleeper cell is activated which threatens to unravel everything.

By:   Charles Stross
Imprint:   St Martins/Tor
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main Market Ed.
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   478g
ISBN:   9781509823529
ISBN 10:   1509823522
Series:   Empire Games
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   January 2018
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England, in 1964. He has worked as a pharmacist, software engineer and freelance journalist, but now writes full-time. Stross has won two Hugo awards and been nominated multiple times. He has also won the Locus Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best Novella and has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Awards. In addition, his fiction has been translated into around a dozen languages. His novels include the popular Merchant Princes and Laundry Files series. Stross lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife Feorag, a couple of cats, several thousand books, and an ever-changing herd of obsolescent computers.

Stross's ferociously imaginative world-building is on full display here . . . few other writers can match him for humour, creativity and sheer density of ideas -- SFX on Empire Games (Book One) Mind-boggling, complex and truly brilliant -- Daily Mail on Empire Games (Book One) Empire Games is immensely compelling, an excellent novel: I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here -- Locus on Empire Games (Book One)

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