The future of democracy must evolve or die.
State Tectonics arrives on September 11, 2018, concluding Malka Older’s Centenal Cycle. Beginning with 2016’s Infomocracy, the series posits an eerie near-future where humanity has chosen a form of fluid self-governance in the form of micro-democracy. Laws change step by step, so the effectiveness of this democratic system relies on trust in the monolithic Information to deliver factual information devoid of tampering or bias.
And now it’s time for another election.
The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, sabotage by major world governments, and an uncontrolled earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it’s time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever.
Unknown enemies are attacking Information’s network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information’s best agents question whether the data monopoly they’ve served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it’s time to burn the world down and start anew.
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