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State Tectonics

State Tectonics

The Centenal Cycle (Volume 3)

Malka Older

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Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's State Tectonics concludes The Centenal Cycle, the cyberpunk poltical thriller series that began with Infomocracy.

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
#1 Infomocracy
#2 Null States
#3 State Tectonics

CHAPTER 1


The Dhaka street swarms with people, objects, and all of the existing data about all of these people and objects. Maryam, who of all people should be accustomed to words and numbers floating in front of her eyes, finds herself...

Praise for State Tectonics

State Tectonics is a really good story about our near future and how social and news media are increasingly shaping the perceived realities of people and countries. It shows how people of good will can invent the future of democracy, and how that future might further evolve. The entire Centenal Cycle offers a vision which already influences the path of democracy and commerce in the here and now.” —Craig Newmark, founder of CraigsList

“Satisfying as a novel, anxiety-inducing as a comment on our society.” —Kirkus Starred Review on 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)

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State Tectonics is a really good story about our near future and how social and news media are increasingly shaping the perceived realities of people and countries. It shows how people of good will can invent the future of democracy, and how that future might further evolve. The entire Centenal Cycle offers a vision which already influences the path of democracy and commerce in the here and now.” —Craig Newmark, founder of CraigsList

“Satisfying as a novel, anxiety-inducing as a comment on our society.” —Kirkus Starred Review on 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 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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Meet the Author

September 4 - October 18, 2018

Meet Malka Older as she reads from her new novel State Tectonics, the third volume in The Centenal Cycle.

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