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Empire Games

A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe

Empire Games: Book #1
By Charles Stross
Narrated by Kate Reading / 13 hours 23 minutes

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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Empire Games Series


Empire Games
Empire Games
Charles Stross
Dark State
Dark State
Charles Stross
Author
Narrator Kate Reading
ISBN 9781427288769
Length 13 hours 23 minutes
Language English
Publisher Macmillan Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #138,989 Overall
Genre rank #4,330 in Science Fiction

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