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Infomocracy

Infomocracy Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Tor.com
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 0765385147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Read Infomocracy, the first book in Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's groundbreaking cyberpunk political thriller series The Centenal Cycle, a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Series, and the novel NPR called "Kinetic and gripping." • A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel • The book The Huffington Post called "one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history" • One of Kirkus' "Best Fiction of 2016" • One of The Washington Post's "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016" • One of Book Riot's "Best Books of 2016 So Far" It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line. With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain? Infomocracy is Malka Older's debut novel. THE CENTENAL CYCLE Book 1: Infomocracy Book 2: Null States Book 3: State Tectonics PRAISE FOR INFOMOCRACY “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 Last First Snow "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 "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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Null States

Null States Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Tor.com
Release : 2018-08-07
ISBN : 9780765399540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Kinetic and gripping" —NPR on Infomocracy Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's Centenal Cycle, the near-future science fiction trilogy beginning 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, and Book Riot • A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel The future of democracy is about to implode. After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order. In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring microdemocracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power.

State Tectonics

State Tectonics Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Tor.com
Release : 2018-09-11
ISBN : 0765399466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the best books of 2018, according to Kirkus Reviews, the Chicago Review of Books, and BookRiot. 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tear Tracks

Tear Tracks Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2015-10-21
ISBN : 0765384590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Flur traveled across the stars to make first contact with the Cyclopes, hoping to forge a peace treaty between humanity and the first sentient aliens they've discovered. She's undergone careful training and study to prepare for this moment. But what if her approach is too human? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ninth Step Station

Ninth Step Station Book
Author : Malka Older,Fran Wilde,Jacqueline Koyanagi,Curtis C. Chen
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2019-04-13
ISBN : 168210589X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A local cop. A US Peacekeeper. A divided Tokyo. In the future, two mismatched cops must work together to solve crimes in a divided Tokyo. Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Created by Malka Older, whose Infomocracy was named one of Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2016, with cowriters Jacqueline Koyanagi (author of Ascension), Fran Wilde (2016 Nebula Award nominee, and winner of the 2016 Andre Norton and Compton Crook awards), and Curtis C. Chen (2017 Locus Awards and Endeavour Award Finalist). Read the whole series: Ninth Step Station Season 1 Ninth Step Station Season 2 (April 2020) For more information, visit serialbox.com.

Ninth Step Station Episode 1

Ninth Step Station  Episode 1 Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2019-04-13
ISBN : 1682105792
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A local cop. A US Peacekeeper. A divided Tokyo. In the future, two mismatched cops must work together to solve crimes in a divided Tokyo. Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. This is the first episode of Ninth Step Station. Created by Malka Older, whose Infomocracy was named one of Kirkus' "Best Fiction of 2016", with cowriters Jacqueline Koyanagi (author of Ascension), Fran Wilde (2016 Nebula Award nominee, and winner of the 2016 Andre Norton and Compton Crook awards), and Curtis C. Chen (2017 Locus Awards and Endeavour Award Finalist).

Assassination Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 9

Assassination  Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 9  Book
Author : Malka Older,Michael Underwood,Marie Brennan
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2018-06-13
ISBN : 1682102513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the 9th episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an 11-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode written by Malka Older. For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: the Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together...or tear them apart.

Trade Deal Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 5

Trade Deal  Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 5  Book
Author : Malka Older,Michael Underwood,Marie Brennan
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2018-05-16
ISBN : 1682102475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the 5th episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an 11-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode written by Malka Older. For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: the Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together...or tear them apart.

Refugees Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 8

Refugees  Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 8  Book
Author : Malka Older,Michael Underwood,Marie Brennan
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2018-06-06
ISBN : 1682102505
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the 8th episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an 11-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode written by Malka Older. For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: the Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together...or tear them apart.

Media Law Through Science Fiction

Media Law Through Science Fiction Book
Author : Daxton R. Stewart
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-08-20
ISBN : 1317363221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Attorney and legal scholar Daxton Stewart examines the intersection of media law and science fiction, exploring the past, present, and future of communication technology and policy debates. Science fiction offers a vast array of possibilities anticipating future communication technologies and their implications on human affairs. In this book, Stewart looks at potential legal challenges presented by plausible communication technologies that may arise 20 or 50 or 100 years from today. Performing what he calls "speculative legal research," Stewart identifies the kinds of topics we should be talking about relating to speech, privacy, surveillance, and more, and considers the debates that would be likely to arise if such technologies become a reality. Featuring interviews with prominent science fiction authors and legal scholars, and a foreword by Malka Older, this book considers the speculative solutions of science fiction and their implications in law and policy scholarship. Chapters feature specific literary examples to examine how cultural awareness and policy creation are informed by fictional technology, future societies, and legal disputes. Looking forward, beyond traditional legal research and scholarship to the possible and even very likely future of communication technology, this fascinating work of speculative legal research will give students and scholars of media law, science fiction, and technology much to discuss and debate.

And Other Disasters

And Other Disasters Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-11-21
ISBN : 9780996103787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fiction. Poetry. ...AND OTHER DISASTERS, the smart and moving collection of short fiction and poetry from acclaimed author Malka Older, examines otherness, identity and compassion across a spectrum of possible existence. In stories about an AI built for empathy, a corps of fighting midwives traveling to a new planet, and a young anthropologist who returns to study the cultures of a dying Earth, Older's characters grapple with what it means to belong and be othered, to cling to the past and face the future, all while navigating a precarious world, riddled with natural and man-made disasters.

The Tor com Sampler

The Tor com Sampler Book
Author : Ruthanna Emrys,Guy Haley,Cassandra Khaw,Seanan McGuire,Nnedi Okorafor,Malka Older,Melissa F. Olson,Victor LaValle,Daniel Polansky,Adrian Tchaikovsky,Matt Wallace
Publisher : Tor.com
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN : 0765394308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Please enjoy excerpts from twelve of Tor.com's favorite science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas and novels. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Orphan Black The Next Chapter Episode 1

Orphan Black  The Next Chapter Episode 1 Book
Author : Malka Older,Madeline Ashby,Mishell Baker,Heli Kennedy
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN : 1682106306
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first episode of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, the official ebook and audiobook continuation of the hit TV show. This is 1 of 10 episodes from Serial Box. Also available in audio narrated by Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany. Written by Malka Older, Madeline Ashby, Mishell Baker, Heli Kennedy, E.C. Myers, and Lindsay Smith. “[A] wildly fun, sexy sci-fi thriller about a cloning experiment gone awry.” —Chicago Sun-Times

The Latinx Files

The Latinx Files Book
Author : Matthew David Goodwin
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2021-05-14
ISBN : 1978815123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In science fiction and popular culture, Latinxs and Latinx immigrants are often correlated with invading space aliens. At times serious, at other times a farce, this correlation is typically meant in a derogatory way to portray Latinxs as foreign and threatening the nation. In The Latinx Files, Matthew David Goodwin traces how Latinx science fiction writers are reclaiming the space alien from its xenophobic legacy in the science fiction genre. The book argues that the space alien is a vital Latinx figure which is preserving Latinx cultures by activating the myriad possible constructions of the space alien to represent race and migration in the popular imagination. The works discussed in this book, including those of Gloria Anzaldúa, Junot Diaz, Lalo Alcaraz, and many others, often explicitly reject the derogatory correlation of the space alien and Latinxs, while at other times, they contain space aliens that function as a source of either enlightenment or horror for Latinx communities. Throughout this nuanced analysis, The Latinx Files demonstrates how the character of the space alien has been significant to Latinx communities and has great potential for future writers and artists.

Null States

Null States Book
Author : Malka Older
Publisher : Tor.com
Release : 2017-09-19
ISBN : 0765393379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Kinetic and gripping" —NPR on Infomocracy Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's Centenal Cycle, the near-future science fiction trilogy beginning 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, and Book Riot • A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel The future of democracy is about to implode. After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order. In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring microdemocracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power. 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.

Shattered Blades Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 10

Shattered Blades  Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 10  Book
Author : Marie Brennan,Michael Underwood,Cassandra Khaw
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2018-06-20
ISBN : 1682102521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the 10th episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an 11-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode written by Marie Brennan. For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: the Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together...or tear them apart.

Vector Future Economics

Vector  Future Economics Book
Author : BSFA
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2021-09-26
ISBN : 0244428344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Vector Future Economics book written by BSFA, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Book of Awesome Women Writers

Book of Awesome Women Writers Book
Author : Becca Anderson
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 1642501239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“A testament to the relationship and contributions of women writers, lest we forget their impact and inspiration . . . [an] amazing journey.” —Ntozake Shange, author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser-known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance and a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world. Open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find: Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested” A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture “So go on, do some guilt-free indulging in the pages of Becca Anderson’s basket of literary bonbons. She has gathered a wealth of delectable stories in which to immerse ourselves, a bit at a time. Let’s hear it for bibliophiles and book ladies—our richest yet most non-fattening vice.” —Vicki León, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times

A People s Future of the United States

A People s Future of the United States Book
Author : Charlie Jane Anders,Lesley Nneka Arimah,Charles Yu
Publisher : One World
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN : 0525508813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision new futures for America—from N. K. Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, G. Willow Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY In these tumultuous times, in our deeply divided country, many people are angry, frightened, and hurting. Knowing that imagining a brighter tomorrow has always been an act of resistance, editors Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams invited an extraordinarily talented group of writers to share stories that explore new forms of freedom, love, and justice. They asked for narratives that would challenge oppressive American myths, release us from the chokehold of our history, and give us new futures to believe in. They also asked that the stories be badass. The result is this spectacular collection of twenty-five tales that blend the dark and the light, the dystopian and the utopian. These tales are vivid with struggle and hardship—whether it’s the othered and the terrorized, or dragonriders and covert commandos—but these characters don’t flee, they fight. Thrilling, inspiring, and a sheer joy to read, A People’s Future of the United States is a gift for anyone who believes in our power to dream a just world. Featuring stories by Violet Allen • Charlie Jane Anders • Lesley Nneka Arimah • Ashok K. Banker • Tobias S. Buckell • Tananarive Due • Omar El Akkad • Jamie Ford • Maria Dahvana Headley • Hugh Howey • Lizz Huerta • Justina Ireland • N. K. Jemisin • Alice Sola Kim • Seanan McGuire • Sam J. Miller • Daniel José Older • Malka Older • Gabby Rivera • A. Merc Rustad • Kai Cheng Thom • Catherynne M. Valente • Daniel H. Wilson • G. Willow Wilson • Charles Yu

All the Nations of the Sky Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 11

All the Nations of the Sky  Born to the Blade Season 1 Episode 11  Book
Author : Michael Underwood,Marie Brennan,Cassandra Khaw
Publisher : Serial Box
Release : 2018-06-27
ISBN : 168210253X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the 11th episode in the first season of Born to the Blade, an 11-episode serial from Serial Box. This episode written by Michael R. Underwood. For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: the Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together...or tear them apart.