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Dark State : A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse

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Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant Princes multi-verse Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross' new story-line, and perfect entry point for new readers, in The Merchant Princes series. In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything. With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross' writing will captivate any reader who's a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 155.45 x 234.95mm
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765337576
  • 9780765337573
  • 85,541

About Charles Stross

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. To date, Stross has won three Hugo Awards and been nominated twelve 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. His books include Empire Games, the upcoming Dark State, The Merchant Princess series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn's Children.show more

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"No one beats [Stross] at hypertech." --The Wall Street Journal on Empire Games "A well-written book, full of mystery and intrigue, with entire worlds at stake." --Michael Flynn on Empire Games "If imagination is the key to success for a writer, Charles Stross has it in spades." --The Times (London) on Charles Stross Praise for The Merchant Princes series "The keen eye and what-if imagination of Charles Stross fuel a fresh look at alternate worlds."--David Brin "Charles Strosss Merchant Princes novels are economic science fiction worth reading." --Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author "Great wit and high suspense." --San Francisco Chronicle "A festival of ideas in action, fast moving and often very funny." --Locus "A rollicking, pacy read that delivers on the fun." --Interzoneshow more

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