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Publication Order of Centenal Cycle Books

Publication Order of Mossa & Pleiti Books

The Mimicking of Known Successes (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Collections

...and Other Disasters (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ninth Step Station Books

by Fran Wilde, Curtis C. Chen, Jacqueline Koyanagi
The Loud Politician (By: Fran Wilde) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassin's Nest (By: Fran Wilde) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bodiless Arm (By: Fran Wilde) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

My Cruel Invention(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from, 2015 edition(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Futurescapes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twelve Tomorrows(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
PSYOP(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make Shift(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Suns 2(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ninth Step Murders: The Complete Season 1(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ninth Step Murders: The Complete Season 2(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Beyond Us(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Malka Older
Malka Older is an aid worker, writer, and sociologist.

She was named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, and has over a decade worth of field experience in humanitarian aid and development, ranging from field level experience as a Head of Office in DarFur to supporting various global programs and agency-wide strategy as a disaster risk reduction technical specialist. Malka has responded to some complex emergencies and natural disasters in Uganda, DarFur, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia, and Mali, three of which as team leader.

Malka’s doctoral work on the sociology of organizations at the Institut d’Etudies Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) explores the dynamics of multi-level governance and disaster response using the cases of the Japan tsunami of 2011 and Hurricane Katrina. She’s got a Masters in international relations and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in literature from Harvard.

“Infomacracy” was named one of the best books of 2016 by Book Riot, Kirkus, and the Washington Post, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award. Along with the sequels (“Null States” and “State Tectonics”), she completed the “Centenal Cycle” trilogy, which was a finalist for the Hugo Best Series Award of the year 2018.

“Tear Tracks” is the first stand alone novella and was released in 2015. Flur traveled from one side of the stars to the other in order to make contact with the Cyclopes, hoping to forge a peace treaty between the first sentient aliens man has discovered and the humans.

She has undergone some careful study and training in order to prepare for this exact moment. However what if her approach ends up being too human?

“Infomocracy” is the first novel in the “Centenal Cycle” series and was released in 2016. It has been twenty years and two election cycles since Information: a powerful search engine monopoly, which pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to a global microdemocracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has been the winner in the last two elections. With an election looming on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything is at stake.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his one shot to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, this election represents one more staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. And for Mishima, who is a dangerous information operative, this whole situation is just a puzzle: How do you keep the wheels running on the largest political experiment of all time when so many people have got so very much to gain?

“Null States” is the second novel in the “Centenal Cycle” series and was released in 2017. Democracy’s future is about to implode.

After that last controversial global election, the global infomacracy which has ensured thirty whole years of world peace is now fraying at the edges. While the new Supermajority government struggles to even establish its legitimacy, agents of information across the world strive to just keep the peace and maintain the flows of data which feed this new world order.

In the newly-incorporated DarFur, one governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Central Asia, this sprawling war among the archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. In Geneva, this superpower hatches its plans to bring microdemocracy down to its knees. And all over the globe, there’s this shadowy plot which is growing, and threatening to strangle information with the reins of power.

“State Tectonics” is the third novel in the “Centenal Cycle” series and was released in 2018. Democracy’s future has to either die or evolve.

The last time that Information held an election, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, a global network outage, and one devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, the time to vote has come around again, and the system which has ensured global peace for 25 years is a lot more vulnerable than ever before.

There are unknown enemies attacking Information’s network infrastructure. Former superpowers, revolutionaries, and spies sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information’s best agents question whether or not this data monopoly that they have served all of their lives is even worth saving or whether it might just be time to burn the entire world down and begin again.

“Ninth Step Station: Episode 1” is the first novel in the “Ninth Step Station” series and was released in 2019. One US Peacekeeper. One local cop. A Tokyo divided.

In the future, two mismatched cops have to work together in order to solve crimes in a Tokyo that’s divided.

Years of conflict and disaster have left Tokyo split between major powers. In the city of bodymod black markets, drone-enforced borders, and desperate resistance movements, Emma Higashi, US peacekeeper, gets assigned to partner with Miyako Koreda, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective.

Together, the two have to race in order to solve a series of murders which test their relationship as well as threatens to overturn the delicate balance of global power. And amid all of this chaos, they both need to figure out what they’re willing to do for peace.

“The Mimicking of Known Successes” is the second stand alone novella and was released in 2023. This presents a cozy Holmesian type murder mystery and a sapphic romance, set on Jupiter.

On an isolated, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony out on Jupiter, one man disappears. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail on to Valdegeld, the home to the colony’s erudite university, as well as Mossa’s ex-girlfriend, who is a scholar of Earth’s pre-collapse ecosystems.

Pleiti has dedicated her research as well as her career to helping out with the larger effort towards a possible return to Earth. Mossa unexpectedly shows up and asks for Pleiti’s assistance in her latest investigation, both of them embark on this twisting turning path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake…as well as possibly, their futures, together.

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