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Book Review: 'Empire Games' Is A Convoluted Mess - Irish Film Critic
Charles Stross builds a new series with ‘Empire Games,’ expanding on the world he created in the ‘Family Trade’ series, a new generation of paratime travelers walk between parallel universes. This is my first read of the Charles Stross series, the ‘Family Trade.’ There have been three other novels before this one and in a manner of speaking, it has left me uneasy in the understanding of the concepts introduced here and the characters that play out the story. The science fiction referred to here are the different timelines put forward on a regular basis and the fact that there are different earths in those timelines, living out disparate futures. Then to encompass the whole, you have world-walkers, people …