Charles Stross at Forbidden Planet Newcastle

  • [Charles Stross at Forbidden Planet Newcastle]

Join CHARLES STROSS signing EMPIRE GAMES at the brand new FORBIDDEN PLANET NEWCASTLE MEGASTORE on Saturday 4th March from 3 – 4pm.

It’s a time of ambition, treachery and dangerous secrets…

Rita is a civilian, trained as a reluctant spy due to a latent genetic talent to hop between alternate timelines - and infiltrate them. The United States is waging a high-tech war, targeting assassins who can move between worlds to deliver death on a mass scale. And Rita will be their secret weapon. Miriam Beckstein has her own mission, as a politician in an industrial revolution in the US. She must accelerate her world’s technology before their paranoid American twin finds them. It would blow them to hell. After all, they’ve done it before. Each timeline also battles internal conspiracies, as a cold war threatens to turn white hot. But which world is the aggressor - and will Rita have to choose a side?

Charles Stross has won three Hugo awards and been nominated twelve times. He has also won the Locus Award for Best Novel and Best Novella and has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Awards. His fiction has been translated into around a dozen languages. Originally from Leeds, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife Feorag, a couple of cats, several thousand books, and an ever-changing herd of obsolescent computers.

Event Locations & Times

Newcastle Megastore
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