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Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller audiobook set in The Merchant Princes multi-verse.

Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross' new story-line and a perfect entry point for new listeners, in The Merchant Princes series. 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. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. 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' prose will captivate listeners who like hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage.

©2017 Charles Stross (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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A great continuation!

After a so so start of the continuation of this series through Empire Games, this book really delivers. Alternate history lovers, this series is it...!

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Small changes have big effects…

Excellent continuation of the story. Can't wait for Invisible Sun and some more details about the forerunners.

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Love Charles stress but where is the humor?

Love the detail and the character build, technically interesting and less fun.

Good luck for the next one.

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