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.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. 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. Hugo award-winning author charlie stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, the start to Stross' new story-line, and perfect entry point for new readers, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant Princes multi-verseDark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, nuclear warfare, in The Merchant Princes series.
In commissioner miriam burgeson’s timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player.
Empire Games: A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe
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.
In another timeline, the U. S. The year is 2020 Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies try to find a solution to the first contact problem that doesn't result in a nuclear holocaust. 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.
Has recruited miriam's own estranged daughter to spy across timelines in order to bring down any remaining world-walkers who might threaten national security. Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. 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.
. And two women—a mother and her long-lost daughter—are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Revolution Trade: A Merchant Princes Omnibus
These books are immense fun. Locusat the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least, the Clan, she discovered that her long-lost family, were world-skipping assassins.
But as a leader or figurehead?Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. Now, while civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds—with the US president in their sights.
The revolution trade: an omnibus edition of the fifth and sixth novels--The Revolution Business and Trade of Queens--in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series. Miriam beckstein has said good-bye to her comfort zone. The war on Terror is about to go transdimensional. But mike fleming, cia agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all: His government's true intentions.
Invisible Sun Empire Games Book 3
The alternate timelines of charles stross’ empire games trilogy have never been so entangled than in Invisible Sun—the techno-thriller follow up to Dark State—as stakes escalate in a conflict that could spell extermination for humanity across all known timelines. A inter-timline coup d'état gone awry.
A renegade british monarch on the run through the streets of Berlin. And robotic alien invaders from a distant timeline flood through a wormhole, wreaking havoc in the USA. Can disgraced worldwalker rita and her intertemporal extraordaire agent of a mother neutralize the livewire contention between their respective timelines before it's too late?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Traders' War: A Merchant Princes Omnibus
Drug rings—after all, world-skipping drug runners make great traffickers. In a land where women are property, she struggles to remain independent. And although some of them are trying to kill her, she won't stop digging up secrets. Miriam was an ambitious business journalist in Boston. Yet her outsider ways won't be tolerated, and a highly political arranged marriage is being brokered behind her back.
. Now that she knows she's inherited the family ability to walk between worlds, there's a new culture to explore. Her alternate home seems located around the Middle Ages, making her world-hopping relatives top dogs when it comes to "importing" guns and other gadgets from modern-day America. These books are immense fun.
Locusat the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Payment flows from their services to U. S. Until she was fired—then discovered, to her shock, that her lost family comes from an alternate reality. If she can stay alive for long enough to protest.
The traders' war -- an omnibus edition of the third and fourth novels in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series.
The Bloodline Feud: A Merchant Princes Omnibus
To avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam must build a power base of her own—with unexpected consequences for three different time lines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
She is surrounded by unlikely allies, lethal contraband, and—most dangerous of all—her family. The bloodline feud: an omnibus edition of the first two novels in Charles Stross's The Merchant Princes seriesThe six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes. Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovers her alternate-world relatives with explosive results that shake three worlds.
. They are a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between their world and ours makes them rich in both. Now, as the prodigal countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth, she finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making.
The Labyrinth Index Laundry Files Book 9
The united States president has gone missing. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgûl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu. It's now up to mhari and her team to race against the Nazgûl's vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president. Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres. The washington post book worldthe lovecraftian singularity has descended upon the world in The Labyrinth Index, beginning an exciting new story arc in Charles Stross' Hugo Award-winning Laundry Files series! Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhari Murphy has been a nightmare.
. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N’yar Lat-Hotep a. K. A the creeping chaos?mhari's most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt.
Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists.
The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
The atrocity Archives2. The rhesus Chart6. The nightmare stacksat the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. The fuller Memorandum4. What neither bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize.
Now, the laundry’s existence has become public, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. The apocalypse Codex5. The jennifer Morgue3. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess.
The annihilation Score7. 2018 locus award finalist for best fantasy novel category*“smart, literate, funny. Lev grossman, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, has entailed high combat, the next installment to charles stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series!Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, author of The Magicians Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil.
Inch by inch, bob howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself. Laundry Files1.
The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes
Now they will exterminate the rest of the Clan and keep Miriam alive only long enough to bear her child, the heir to the throne of their land in the Gruinmarkt world. The worst and deepest secret is now revealed: behind the horrifying plot is a faction of the US government itself, preparing for a political takeover in the aftermath of disaster.
. A dissident faction of the clan, dc, the alternate universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, have carried nuclear devices between the worlds and exploded them in Washington, killing the President of the United States. There is no safe place for miriam and her Clan except, in the third alternate world, perhaps, New Britain--which has just had a revolution and a nuclear incident of its own.
Charles stross's Merchant Princes series reaches a spectacular climax in this sixth volume. Praised by nobel laureate paul krugman as "great fun, " this is state of the art, cutting edge SF grown out of a fantastic premise. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Revolution Business: Book Five of the Merchant Princes
Locked in a vicious civil war for control over the kingdom of Niejwein, their army is bottled up inside a fortress under siege in two parallel universes at once. But do they want her as a leader or a figurehead? She soon finds herself thrown into a desperate struggle for power. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Clan, researchers working for the US government have achieved a technological breakthrough.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Things are going badly for the Clan in this SF novel of the Merchant Princes, the immensely popular series by Charles Stross. Duke angbard, the clan's leader, has been laid low by a stroke: plotters are already conspiring in readiness for the deadly dance to come.
Miriam, finds the hopes of the young, rescued from a tight spot in New Britain, progressive faction focused on her.
The Family Trade: A Fantasy Novel Merchant Princes Book 1
Within is a knotwork pattern, which has a hypnotic effect on her. But when she takes it to her editor, she's fired on the spot and gets a death threat from the criminals she has uncovered. Before the day is over, she's received a locket left by the mother she never knew-the mother who was murdered when she was an infant.
Braids of family loyalty and intermarriage provide a fragile guarantee of peace, but a recently-ended civil war has left the families shaken and suspicious. Taken in by her mother's people, she becomes the star of the story of the century-as Cinderella without a fairy godmother. She's a successful reporter for a hi-tech magazine in Boston, making good money doing what she loves.
When her researcher brings her iron-clad evidence of a money-laundering scheme, Miriam thinks she's found the story of the year. A bold fantasy in the tradition of roger zelazny's Chronicles of Amber, The Merchant Princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction!Miriam Beckstein is happy in her life.
But miriam is no one's pawn, and is determined to conquer her new home on her own terms. Blending the creativity and humor of Roger Zelazny, the adventure of H. Beam piper and philip jose farmer, and the rigor and scope of a science-fiction writer on the grandest scale, Charles Stross has set a new standard for fantasy epics.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Before she knows it, she's transported herself to a parallel Earth, a world where knights on horseback chase their prey with automatic weapons, and where world-skipping assassins lurk just on the other side of reality - a world where her true family runs things.