Empire Games

A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe
Author(s): Charles Stross
Series: Empire Games Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jan 17, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100126096
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427288769
Narrator/s: Kate Reading
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games. Expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel universes. The year is 2020. It's seventeen years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly-reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world. But Miriam Burgeson, commissioner in charge of the shadowy Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence-the paratime espionage agency tasked with catalyzing the Commonwealth's great leap forward-has a problem. For years, she's warned everyone: "The Americans are coming." Now their drones arrive in the middle of a succession crisis, for their leader, First Man Adam, is dying of cancer, and the vultures are circling. In another timeline, the U.S. has recruited Rita, Miriam's own estranged daughter, to spy across timelines in order to bring down any remaining world-walkers who might threaten national security. But her handlers are keeping information from her. Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies are fumbling around in the dark, trying to find a solution to the first contact problem that doesn't result in a nuclear holocaust. And two women-a mother and her long-lost, adopted-out daughter-are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.

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Author(s): Charles Stross
Product Number EB00679686
Released: Jan 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466835160

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