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Mahnomen Public Library SF GLA (Text) 33500013083530 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF GLA (Text) 33500013083522 New Checked out 11/12/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780765395818
  • ISBN: 0765395819
  • Physical Description: 480 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary, etc.:
A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success. In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine. The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider--until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pride--a ravening horde of sentient machines--and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    *Starred Review* Genius billionaire entrepreneur Vivian Liao finally crossed a line that upset the wrong people in near-future America. As she is about to strike back at the system, she is snatched up by The Empress, a mysterious jade woman who is both very much there and not there. Vivian awakens sealed in a green membrane, and is then found and rescued by Hong of the Mirrorfaith. From there, the epic begins, told in the tradition of the best person-out-of-time-and-place stories of science fiction and fantasy. Along the way, Viv applies her software development and business management methodologies to recruit allies including Zanj, a fierce deity imprisoned in the heart of a star for millennia, and Xiara, a pilot born of the Ornclan who had never seen a starship. Gladstone weaves a fantastic tale of adventure on the grandest scale of epic space opera, spanning galaxies full of battles and traps as well as trade and negotiation, all told with humor as the crew seeks allies, weapons, and ships to fight back against The Empress to save the galaxy—and so Viv can find her way home. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MAX GLADSTONE is a fencer, a fiddler, and a two-time finalist for the John W. Campbell Award. He is fluent in Mandarin and has taught English in China. He is the author of the Hugo Award-nominated Craft Sequence of novels, a game developer, and the showrunner for the fiction serial, Bookburners. A graduate of Yale, Max lives and writes in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Subject: Businesspeople > Fiction.
Dystopias > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.

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