WAITING ON WEDNESDAY — EMPIRE GAMES

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and the novel I’m eagerly awaiting is . . .

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empire-gamesEmpire Games by Charles Stross

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Empire Games #1

Publisher:  Tor Books (January 17, 2017)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 336 pages

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—the leader of the American Commonwealth is dying and the vultures are circling.

In another timeline, the U.S. has recruited Rita, Miriam’s estranged daughter, to spy across timelines and 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 daughter—are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.

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3 Responses to WAITING ON WEDNESDAY — EMPIRE GAMES

  1. I have a couple Stross novels, but never read any of them. I’m liking this multi-timeline thing though.

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  2. I’m not really a fan of the cover, so maybe that’s why I didn’t take much notice of the description when I first saw this book. But now having REALLY looked at it, it does sound very interesting!

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