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Charles Stross

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

13h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:16:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:16:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:08:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:06:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:44