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Empire Games

4.06 based on 655 ratings & 114 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

26 January 17
9781447246275
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£7.99
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Synopsis

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 North America. 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?

Empire Games is the first book in an exciting series in the same world as Charles Stross' Merchant Princes series.

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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
Empire Games is immensely compelling, an excellent novel: I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here
Locus
It easily measures up to Charles Stross’s best novels such as Accelerando, Glasshouse and Rule 34. His clear and witty writing style as well the diverse environment and characters make this an entertaining journey
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