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In the tradition of Roger Zelazny’s classic Amber novels, the second volume of Charles Stross’ thrill-a-minute saga of multiple worlds

Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovered her alternate world relatives in The Family Trade, and with them an elite identity she didn’t know was hers. Now, in order to avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam, known as Lady Helge to the Family, starts applying modern business practices and scientific knowledge to a trade dominated by mercantilists—with unexpected consequences for three different timelines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family.

Charles Stross is one of the big new SF writers of the twenty-first century, and the saga of the Merchant Princes is his most ambitious work yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Charles Stross brings info-tech philosophy to the world of fantasy…Stories unfold across three worlds that are brought to life with humor-laced action.”

    Denver Post

  • “It’s an obvious homage to Zelazny’s Amber series, but I like it a good deal more.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • The Hidden Family is a festival of ideas in action, fast moving and often very funny, but underpinned by a rigorous logical strategy…Stross’ breezy, almost Heinleinian mode of narration is on fine display in The Hidden Family.”


  • “Miriam Beckstein, a.k.a. Countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth of the Clan, finds her own world to conquer in this fast-moving sequel to The Family Trade…Stross continues to mix high and low tech in amusing and surprising ways…[he] weaves a tale worthy of Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown.”

    Publishers Weekly

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