Null States: Book Two of the Centenal Cycle

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Tom Doherty Associates, Sep 19, 2017 - Fiction - 432 pages

"Kinetic and gripping" —NPR on Infomocracy

Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's Hugo Centenal Cycle, the near-future science fiction trilogy beginning with Infomocracy that is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Series

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

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User Review  - sarcher - LibraryThing

Scale is a huge issue - why are there so few people who can operate effectively in a world-spanning organization? Love the setting, just wish the scope of the story was narrowed to avoid having each character being the only source of their particular skills in the world. Read full review

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User Review  - capewood - LibraryThing

I gave the first book in this series 4 stars. I liked this second installment but, if I could, I would probably give 3.5 stars. The first book was a good blend of action set pieces, world building ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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About the author (2017)

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and sociologist. Her science-fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot, and the Washington Post. The Centenal Cycle trilogy, which also includes Null States (2017) and State Tectonics (2018), is a finalist for the Hugo Best Series Award of 2018. She is also the creator of the serial Ninth Step Station, currently running on Serial Box, and her short story collection And Other Disasters will come out in December 2019. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than a decade of field experience in humanitarian aid and development. Her doctoral work on the sociology of organizations at Sciences Po Paris explores the dynamics of post-disaster improvisation in governments.

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