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State Tectonics

State Tectonics

The Centenal Cycle (Volume 3)

Malka Older

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State Tectonics concludes the trilogy that began with Infomocracy:

The book The Huffington Post called "one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history"
Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Verge, Flavorwire, Kirkus Reviews, and Book Riot
A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel

The future of democracy must evolve or die.

The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it's time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever.

Unknown enemies are attacking Information's network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information's best agents question whether the data monopoly they've served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it's time to burn the world down and start anew.

THE CENTENAL CYCLE
Book 1: Infomocracy
Book 2: Null States
Book 3: State Tectonics

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Praise for State Tectonics

PRAISE FOR NULL STATES

"Subtly radical (except where it’s openly radical), this book and series continues to offer a kinetically involving narrative that can also make you think about our actual world today." —RT Book Reviews on Null States, Top Pick (4.5 Stars)

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing." —Kirkus Reviews on Null States

“Seriously inspirational for people who are genuinely involved in inventing the future.” — Craig Newmark, founder of CraigsList

“A riveting science fiction thriller that brings the future of democracy to vivid, divisive life... a hell of a good story.” —The Chicago Review of Books

“Subtly radical (except where it’s openly radical), this book and series continues to offer a kinetically involving narrative that can also make you think about our actual world today." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick (4.5 Stars)

“Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing." —Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR INFOMOCRACY

"Kinetic and gripping, the plot hurtles toward an electoral climax that leaps off the page." —NPR

"Futurists and politics geeks will love this unreservedly." —The New York Times Book Review

"This brilliant book is unquestionably one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history." —The Huffington Post

"A futuristic world with eerie parallels to current events... [an] uncanny political thriller." —The Washington Post

"Smart, ambitious, bursting with provocative extrapola… More…


PRAISE FOR NULL STATES

"Subtly radical (except where it’s openly radical), this book and series continues to offer a kinetically involving narrative that can also make you think about our actual world today." —RT Book Reviews on Null States, Top Pick (4.5 Stars)

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing." —Kirkus Reviews on Null States

“Seriously inspirational for people who are genuinely involved in inventing the future.” — Craig Newmark, founder of CraigsList

“A riveting science fiction thriller that brings the future of democracy to vivid, divisive life... a hell of a good story.” —The Chicago Review of Books

“Subtly radical (except where it’s openly radical), this book and series continues to offer a kinetically involving narrative that can also make you think about our actual world today." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick (4.5 Stars)

“Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing." —Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR INFOMOCRACY

"Kinetic and gripping, the plot hurtles toward an electoral climax that leaps off the page." —NPR

"Futurists and politics geeks will love this unreservedly." —The New York Times Book Review

"This brilliant book is unquestionably one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history." —The Huffington Post

"A futuristic world with eerie parallels to current events... [an] uncanny political thriller." —The Washington Post

"Smart, ambitious, bursting with provocative extrapolations, Infomocracy is the big-data-big-ideas-techno-analytical-microdemoglobal-post-everything political thriller we've been waiting for." —Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings

“A fast-paced, post-cyberpunk political thriller... If you always wanted to put The West Wing in a particle accelerator with Snow Crash to see what would happen, read this book.” —Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence

"A frighteningly relevant exploration of how the flow of information can manipulate public opinion...timely and perhaps timeless." —Kirkus Reviews starred review

"Older’s sparkling debut, the first full-length novel from the novella-focused Tor.com imprint, serves as both a callback to classic futurist adventure tales by the likes of Brunner and Bester and a current examination of the power of information." —Publishers Weekly

"In the mid-21st century, your biggest threat isn’t Artificial Intelligence—it’s other people. Yet the passionate, partisan, political and ultimately fallible men and women fighting for their beliefs are also Infomocracy’s greatest hope. An inspiring book about what we frail humans could still achieve, if we learn to work together." —Karl Schroeder, author of Lockstep and the Virga saga

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Malka Older

MALKA OLDER is a Campbell Award finalist, humanitarian worker, and PhD candidate studying governance and disasters. She has more than eight years of experience in humanitarian aid and development, and has responded to complex emergencies and natural disasters in Uganda, Darfur, Indonesia, Japan, and Mali. Her debut novel was 2016's Infomocracy.

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