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Pan Macmillan
FORMAT: Downloadable audio file
ISBN: 9781509864805
RRP: £21.99
PUBLICATION DATE: August 9, 2018

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Empire Games

By (author) Charles Stross; Read by Kate Reading

A time of ambition, treachery and dangerous secrets . . .Rita Douglas is plucked from her dead-end job and trained as a reluctant US spy. All because she has the latent genetic talent to hop between alternate timelines – and infiltrate them. Her United States is waging a high-tech war, targeting assassins who can move between worlds to deliver death on a mass scale, and Rita will be their secret weapon.Miriam Beckstein has her own mission, as a politician in an industrial revolution US. She must accelerate her world’s technology before their paranoid American twin finds them. It would blow them to hell. After all, they’ve done it before. Each timeline also battles internal conspiracies, as a cold war threatens to turn white hot. But which world is the aggressor – and will Rita have to choose a side?This new series is set in the same world as Charles Stross’ ‘Merchant Princes’ series.

Reviews of Empire Games

The keen eye and what-if imagination of Charles Stross fuel a fresh look at alternate worlds * David Brin * One of the defining phenomena of twenty-first century SF is Charles Stross, for the quality of his work at its best * Time Out on the Merchant Princes series * Shocks, surprises, reversals, and elaborations keep tumbling from Stross's nimble fingers . . . . These books are immense fun * Locus on the Merchant Princes series * 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 *

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