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Beckstein, Miriam (Fictitious character)

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Works: 10 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Novels 
Classifications: PR6119.T79, 823.92
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Publications about Miriam (Fictitious character) Beckstein
Most widely held works about Miriam (Fictitious character) Beckstein
    The revolution business by Charles Stross( Book )
    3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
    The army of the Clan finds themselves locked in a fortress under siege that coexists in two parallel universes, a situation that is further complicated by Miriam's prospects for succeeding the fallen Duke Angbard
    The clan corporate by Charles Stross( Book )
    2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
    "Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?"--Publisher's description
    The bloodline feud by Charles Stross( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
    ADVENTURE / THRILLER. "Bloodline Feud: "an omnibus edition of the first two novels in Charles Stross's The Merchant Princes series. The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes. They are a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between their world and ours makes them rich in both. Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovers her alternate-world relatives with explosive results that shake three worlds. Now, as the prodigal Countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth, she finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making. She is surrounded by unlikely allies, lethal contraband, and--most dangerous of all--her family. To avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam must build a power base of her own--with unexpected consequences for three different time lines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family
    The traders' war by Charles Stross( Book )
    3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
    Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip, business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade ) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman. And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach (recounted in The Hidden Family). She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. Now, however, in The Clan Corporate, she may be overreaching. And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife. But they'd never make her do that, would they?
    The trade of queens by Charles Stross( Book )
    2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
    A dissident group of the Clan, the alternate-universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, carries nuclear devices between worlds and explodes them in Washington, D.C., killing the president, U.S. intelligence agent Mike Fleming discovers that their act was part of a larger conspiracy devised by a faction of the U.S. government
    The revolution trade by Charles Stross( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
    Science fiction. For one ex-journalist, the nightmare has just begun. Miriam Beckstein has said goodbye to her comfort zone. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least. As was discovering her long-lost family, the Clan, were world-skipping assassins. Now civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter-group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But as a leader or figurehead? Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. But it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds - with the US President in their sights. The War on Terror is about to go trans-dimensional. But Mike Fleming, CIA agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all. His government's true intentions
    The revolution trade by Charles Stross( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    For one ex-journalist, the nightmare has just begun. Miriam Beckstein has said goodbye to her comfort zone. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least. As was discovering her long-lost family, the Clan, were world-skipping assassins. Now civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter-group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But as a leader or figurehead? Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. But it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds - with the US President in their sights. The War on Terror is about to go trans-dimensional. But Mike Fleming, CIA agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all. His government's true intentions
    Revolution trade : a merchant princes omnibus by Charles Stross( Book )
    1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
    Miriam Beckstein has said good-bye to her comfort zone. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least, she discovered that her long-lost family, the Clan, were world-skipping assassins. Now, while civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But as a leader or figurehead? Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. But it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds--with the US president in their sights. The War on Terror is about to go transdimensional. But Mike Fleming, CIA agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all: His government's true intentions
    The merchants' war by Charles Stross( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Miriam seeks refuge from the machinations of both the Clan and their opponents by escaping to yet another world, only to discover that there is a nasty war going on in the Gruinmarkt world of the Clan and that unexpected perils await her
    The bloodline feud by Charles Stross( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Miriam knows there's no smoke without fire. And she's about to get burnt ... The Family Trade and The Hidden Family - The first two installments of the Merchant Princes series combined in one volume. Miriam Beckstein is a successful reporter for a hi-tech magazine. So when she discovers a huge money-laundering scam, she thinks she's hit the big time. But when she takes it to her editor, she's not only fired, but receives death threats. That's just the beginning. To distract her furious daughter, Miriam's adopted mother unearths mementos from her real mother, murdered when she was an infant. But these reveal a secret that will ultimately throw governments into disarray. For what Miriam thinks is a simple locket has the power to fling her into an alternate timeline. In this less-developed world, knights on horseback wield automatic weapons, and world-skipping assassins lurk on the other side of our reality. Here, her true family runs a criminal empire - and they want her back. But Miriam has other plans
 
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