When timelines collide, one reluctant spy will change the stakes in this novel set in the world of the Merchant Princes series.
Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England, in 1964. He has worked as a pharmacist, software engineer and freelance journalist, but now writes full-time. To date, Stross has won two Hugo awards and been nominated twelve times. He has also won the Locus Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best Novella and has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Awards. In addition, his fiction has been translated into around a dozen languages. Stross lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife Feorag, a couple of cats, several thousand books, and an ever-changing herd of obsolescent computers.
'Mind-boggling, complex and truly brilliant' * Daily Mail *
Stross's ferociously imaginative world-building is on full display here . . . few other writers can match him for humour, creativity and sheer density of ideas * SFX *
Empire Games is immensely compelling, an excellent novel: I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here * Locus *
The keen eye and what-if imagination of Charles Stross fuel a fresh look at alternate worlds * David Brin *
Plenty of action . . . a complex storyline underpinned by convincing worldbuilding and evocative descriptions . . . immensely enjoyable * Interzone *
Empire Games is a book that takes espionage, spy novels and The Cold War and then makes them . . . something else. It is as we expect of Stross's novels - complex, thoughtful, entertaining * SFFWorld.com *
Watch those blistering fingers as you turn the pages, Empire Games is fast-paced, intricate and thoroughly captivating. I look forward to reading the rest of the series * Shoreline of Infinity Magazine *
It easily measures up to Charles Stross's best novels such as Accelerando, Glasshouse and Rule 34. His clear and witty writing style as well the diverse environment and characters make this an entertaining journey * SciFiEmpire.net *