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Empress of Forever

(2019)
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"A classic space opera...a universe we've never seen before." - Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author

From Hugo Award finalist Max Gladstone comes a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure; the saga of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future.

A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success.

In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine.

The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider--until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pride - a ravening horde of sentient machines - and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind.

A magnificent work of vivid imagination and universe-spanning action, Empress of Forever is a feminist Guardians of the Galaxy crossed with Star Wars and spiced with the sensibility and spirit of Iain M. Banks and William Gibson.

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Praise for this book

"A classic space opera that impossibly becomes a thrilling dungeon crawl fantasy through a universe we’ve never seen before. So smart it makes me jealous." - Delilah S Dawson


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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Empress of Forever
Author(s): Max Gladstone
ISBN: 0-7653-9581-9 / 978-0-7653-9581-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Empress of Forever
Author(s): Max Gladstone
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU