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READ & DOWNLOAD Null States î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ The future of democracy is about to implodeAfter 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 InforNs 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. I am always wary about second books in series especially trilogies Too freuently they serve as place holders between the first book which introduces the reader to the world and the conflict which will drive the series and the final book which brings all the series's threads together in a final confrontation of some sort This doesn't always happen but it happens freuently enough that I refer to such seuels as suffering from SecondbookitisSadly Null States falls into this hole As much as I enjoyed Infomocracy it did have some shortcomings The seuel did little to fix them even as it did a wonderful job of expanding the fascinating world Older created And the world is in my opinion the strongest part of this series Sadly there is also a story that takes place in this world which was lackingThe problem with Null States is that it was too much Middle and not enough Ending What I mean by this is the sort of story beats and plot developments that you would expect to occur in the middle of a story take up roughly 90% of the story These story points would have been fine properly proportioned within the book but they were not I kept waiting for the proverbial other shoe to fall and had to wait until nearly the end for the End to happen And the End itself was remarkably underwhelming with many important events happening or resolving off page There was just too much character work and not enough story developmentI will continue with the series because the world and the issues it raises intrigues me I just hope the final installment can get itself back on track

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S legitimacy agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world orderIn the newly incorporated DarFur a governor dies in a fiery explosion In Geneva a superpower hatches pla. You can breathe that sigh of relief you’ve been holding this follow up to Infomocracy is just as delightful and interesting as the original Indeed Null States retains the charms of its predecessor a fascinating concept a thrilling pace a richly imagined political fantasy etc without being just a dull extension of it So we get to see what microdemocracy looks like in new places eg a just barely post dictator Darfur and under new threats eg wars with holdout nation states or the threatened withdrawal of a major world government And Older has gotten even better at balancing the specificities of particular people and places with the big picture political science that shapes the books Basically if you loved Infomocracy get ready to love Null States And if you haven’t yet gotten around to Infomocracy do yourself a favor and get on it before September Derek Attigfrom The Best Books We Read In May 2017 Earlier this year I urged Book Riot readers to follow Kaveh Akbar and a few other poets on Twitter in part on the power of his chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic which was published in January I had high hopes for this one especially since the first of this series Infomocracy was my favorite book of 2016 Those hopes were fulfilled when I first read and loved Null States back in May Diving back into a world with a microdemocratic political system unstable conflicts at the margins and a total absence of cable news was especially disorienting in 2017 but that only made the book even fascinating and enjoyable And in the months since I first read it as I’ve toyed with it in my mind that estimation has only grown Null States is clever fun and a useful tool for thinking through the present and imagining the future As such it’s a worthy follow up to Infomocracy And it has something its predecessor didn’t an impounded camel–Derek Attigfrom Buy Borrow Bypass Second Book Edition

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Null StatesThe future of democracy is about to implodeAfter 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 it. Thanks to Netgalley for the ArcWhen I read the first book in the series Infomocracy I loved it for the hardcore idea based SF couched in a technothriller base and Null States continues on in the same traditionOnly this next novel isn't all about a high tech election based on micro democracy with a mix of intrigue and corruption Rather it's about population areas outside of the Infomocracy and an assassination that grows ever complicated as the novel progressesIn a lot of ways it's better than the first I had some issues with the original in that we were steeped in political information and states and parties that meant very little to me until much later This one was much focused on specific and interesting locations Plenty of mystery plenty of interesting character development and plenty of good futuristic technothrillerThe science isn't as interesting as the politics however There's plenty to say about possible modes of thinking and action and communication all of which use hands free instant communication technologies that veer deep into total computer tech widely used across the board except for certain locations or differences of use And that's where we get some of the most interesting seuences in my opinion I love idea novels This one should give us a lot of interesting avenues Perhaps even some real dialogue on the intersections between emerging tech and how people will eventually get things done As for world building this is also top notch It's far enough away from us to have full freedom and near enough to us that we recognize everything I can't complain at all I suppose my only complaint might be the fact that I sometimes got lost in locations and names not being 100% conversant in all places or languages but it wasn't bad at all It just took some effortOverall though I'm very happy to say this is continuing the story and the original MC in high form