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Empress of forever

by Gladstone, Max,

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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"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."--
Published Reviews
Booklist 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.--Terrence Miltner Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The first epic space opera from fantasist Gladstone (the Craft Sequence) incorporates wonder and wit to create a feminist, humanist playground of thought exercise. Viv Liao is a titan of industry, revered and feared in equal measure, and her enemies are coming for her, enraged by her acts of social consciousness. While making a last-ditch attempt to evade pursuit and save Earth from itself, she winds up in a Boston server farm from which she is transported on an Alice in Wonderland-esque trip through space. At once familiar and alien, this strange new setting terrifies Viv, but her powerful personality reasserts itself, and she's soon in charge of a highly skilled, eclectic band of gods, monsters, and other strange beings who are pursuing their own agendas. All their stories revolve around the unofficial ruler of this universe, the Empress. Gladstone's writing is delicate and precise, crafting a dense novel that introduces one mind-blowing concept after another, capitalizing on the concept of personal power while candidly addressing personal failure. This feast for the imagination intelligently captures the complexities of a variety of relationships in an adrenaline-fueled series of escapades and will leave readers both exhausted and elated. Agent: DongWon Song, Howard Morhaim Literary. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Time travel Fiction
Empresses Fiction
Creative ability Fiction
Dissenters Fiction
Space warfare Fiction
Science Fiction
Electronic books.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Tom Doherty Associates2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780765395832
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