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Dark State

(2018)
(The second book in the Empire Games series)
A novel by

 
 
Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller 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 perfect entry point for new readers, 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' 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Charles Stross's Dark State

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: Dark State (Empire Games)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-4472-4633-0 / 978-1-4472-4633-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 0-7653-3760-6 / 978-0-7653-3760-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-4472-4758-2 / 978-1-4472-4758-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-5098-2352-2 / 978-1-5098-2352-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-5290-0153-6 / 978-1-5290-0153-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games)
Author(s): Charles Stross
ISBN: 1-5290-0154-4 / 978-1-5290-0154-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark State: Empire Games, Book 2
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dark State: Empire Games, Book 2
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dark State: Empire Games, Book 2
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark State: A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dark State: A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games Book 2)
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Dark State: Empire Games: Book Two
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark State (Empire Games Book 2)
Author(s): Charles Stross
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA