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Author: Malka Older Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Centenal Cycle Series Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9781427290717
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"Christine Marshall narrates a chilling near-future thriller...The complex plot shifts between three main storylines, but Marshall keeps all of them clear through her straightforward delivery." — AudioFile Magazine

Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's Centenal Cycle: the politically-charged science fiction trilogy that began with Infomocracy.

A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel
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

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Christine Marshall narrates a chilling near-future thriller…The complex plot shifts between three main story lines, but Marshall keeps all of them clear through her straightforward delivery. Nationalities and political loyalties do not always align, so she wisely uses a range of intonations and inflections to distinguish the incredibly diverse cast of characters. This is a densely layered story, so listeners are advised to familiarize themselves with Book 1 of the Centenal Cycle before diving in.”

    AudioFile

  • “Older continues to argue, most convincingly, that controlling the flow of information to the government and the public is the most potent power there is…Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A large cast of characters, including former Information operative Mishima, is caught up in two political intrigues…Great character moments, including Information employee Roz’s slow-building romance with a local sheik, and teammate Minzhe dealing with potential conflicts of interest due to his mother’s presence in a local government…will please returning fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

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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. She was 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.

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.