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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Malka Older Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781427273949
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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 microdemocracy. 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.

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

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The story [has] a political authenticity that’s unusual in the field of cyberpunk and very welcome…Futurists and politics geeks will love this unreservedly.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A futuristic world with eerie parallels to current events…[an] uncanny political thriller.”

    Washington Post

  • “This brilliant book is unquestionably one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history.

    Huffington Post

  • “It’s a rare thing to find a book that accurately captures the mundane and insidious absurdity of politics, but Infomocracy gets it absolutely right.”

    Barnes&Noble.com

  • “A frighteningly relevant exploration of how the flow of information can manipulate public opinion…timely and perhaps timeless.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Christine Marshall skillfully narrates this techno-thriller about politics and global elections…The complexity of the plot defies easy summary, and the frequent shifts in point of view can be daunting, but Christine Marshall focuses on the drama of each story line and the emotional connections between the characters. In these ways, she keeps confusion at bay and listeners on edge of their seats.”

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  • Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2016
  • Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2016
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About the Author
MALKA OLDER is a writer, humanitarian worker, and PhD candidate at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations studying governance and disasters. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, 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. Infomocracy is her first novel.
About the Narrator

Christine Marshall is an actress, director, and designer living in Portland, Maine. She teaches for the Maine State Ballet and produces plays with her theater company, Mad Horse. In addition to audiobooks, she records the online version of the New Yorker.