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Empire Games: A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe

Tor Books - And two paratime travellers, ministry of intertemporal Research and Intelligence Commissioner Miriam Burgeson and newly minted spy Rita Douglas―a mother and her long-lost, adopted daughter―are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation. Each timeline’s 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.

Hugo award-winning author charlie Stross hits the ground running with Empire Games, provocative techno-thriller and fresh storyline in the Merchant Princes universe. It’s 2020 Two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, are set on a collision course.





The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel

Tor.com - 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 rhesus Chart6. The apocalypse Codex5. 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.

The atrocity Archives2. The fuller Memorandum4. The annihilation Score7. The jennifer Morgue3. 2018 locus award finalist for best fantasy novel category*“smart, literate, funny. Lev grossman, brilliant hacking, 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, ancient magic, 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.

The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel - Inch by inch, bob howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself. Laundry Files1. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess. The nightmare Stacks.





The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files novel

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Shadow Captain

Orbit - The gripping sequel to the locus award winning science fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe. Adrana and fura ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead and they don't care if she's already been killed.

They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship. Shadow captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, and alien artifacts, vengeful corporations, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining . And of betrayal. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship.

Shadow Captain - For more from alastair Reynolds, check out:RevengerElysium Fire Orbit. And rumors of bosa sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession.





ALL SYSTEMS RED The Murderbot Diaries

tor.com - Tor books U S. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid ― a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself though never out loud as “Murderbot.

Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth. Orbit. Winner: 2018 hugo award for best novellawinner: 2018 nebula award for best novellawinner: 2018 alex awardwinner: 2018 locus AwardOne of the Verge's Best Books of 2017A New York Times and USA Today BestsellerA murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.

ALL SYSTEMS RED The Murderbot Diaries - As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company.





The Labyrinth Index Laundry Files

Tor.com - For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. 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.

The united States president has gone missing. Tor books U S. 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.

The Labyrinth Index Laundry Files - Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations? Orbit. Not that Americans are alarmed. 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.

It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt.





The Revolution Trade: A Merchant Princes Omnibus

Tor Books - But mike fleming, cia agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all: His government's true intentions. 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 it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds―with the US president in their sights.

But as a leader or figurehead?Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. The revolution trade: an omnibus edition of the fifth and sixth novels--The Revolution Businessand Trade of Queens--in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series. Miriam beckstein has said good-bye to her comfort zone.

The Revolution Trade: A Merchant Princes Omnibus - Tor books U S. These books are immense fun. Locus Orbit. 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. The war on Terror is about to go transdimensional.





Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel

William Morrow - But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. In his youth, richard “dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions.

Long ago, when a much younger dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. The #1 new york times bestselling author of seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K.

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel - Orbit. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived.

Combining the technological, and spiritual in one grand myth, philosophical, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.





The Traders' War: A Merchant Princes Omnibus

Tor Books - The traders' war -- an omnibus edition of the third and fourth novels in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series. Miriam was an ambitious business journalist in Boston. Drug rings―after all, world-skipping drug runners make great traffickers. 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. Tor books U S. Payment flows from their services to U. S. 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.

The Traders' War: A Merchant Princes Omnibus - . Yet her outsider ways won't be tolerated, and a highly political arranged marriage is being brokered behind her back. These books are immense fun. Locus Orbit. 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 Bloodline Feud: A Merchant Princes Omnibus

Tor Books - Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovers her alternate-world relatives with explosive results that shake three worlds. 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.

They are a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between their world and ours makes them rich in both. 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.

The Bloodline Feud: A Merchant Princes Omnibus - . Tor books U S. She is surrounded by unlikely allies, lethal contraband, and―most dangerous of all―her family. Now, as the prodigal countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth, she finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making. Orbit.