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State Tectonics

The Centenal Cycle (Volume 3)

Author: Malka Older

State Tectonics

State Tectonics

About This Book

Dive into State Tectonics, the gripping final entry in Malka Older's bestselling science fiction trilogy, The Centenal Cycle

This electrifying technothriller...

Page Count
432
On Sale
06/25/2019

Book Details

Dive into State Tectonics, the gripping final entry in Malka Older's bestselling science fiction trilogy, The Centenal Cycle

This electrifying technothriller transports us five years into the path of Information's last election, where sabotage, a major network outage, and a catastrophic earthquake once threatened to shatter micro-democracy. Now, it’s time to vote again. The system that has guarded global tranquility for a quarter-century stands more vulnerable than ever.

In the deep shadows, unknown adversaries strike at Information's network infrastructure. Vintage superpowers, spies, and revolutionaries hone their weapons. Even Information's top agents grapple with the dilemma–should they save the data monopoly they've pledged their lives to or begin a fresh start amidst the ashes?

THE CENTENAL CYCLE

Book 1: Infomocracy

Book 2: Null States

Book 3: State Tectonics

Imprint Publisher

Tor Books

ISBN

9781250203274

In The News

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

“As a work of speculative fiction — particularly about a subject as complex as the future of democracy — State Tectonics is superlative.” —TechCrunch

“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)

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

“Far too messy to be utopian or dystopian, Older here raises all sorts of critical questions. I love this book; can’t wait to see what else she writes.” —Ian Bremmer, author of The End of the Free Market and Superpower

“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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