The Future of Democracy is About to Implode: Revealing the Cover for Malka Older’s Null States

Malka Older’s debut novel Infomocracy took the world by storm, blazing a bold path towards a not-too-distant future and earning widespread acclaim. It has been praised as one of the best books of 2016 The Washington PostThe VergeBook RiotFlavorwire, and Barnes & Noble, and The Huffington Post declared it “one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history.”

On September 19, readers will take the next step into the future with Null States, and today we’re pleased to reveal Will Staehle’s stunning cover for the second novel in the Centenal Cycle.

After the contentious election from Infomocracy, the global system that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges, and new threats are growing in Information’s blind spots. Will Staehle’s cover emphasizes the gaps that develop in the system as the action leaves the centers of power and stretches to the periphery. It perfectly captures the evolving arc of the series.


Null States is available September 19th from Publishing. From the catalog copy:

After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order.

In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring microdemocracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power.

Pre-order the ebook of Null States now at the links below, or from your favorite retailer:

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