Daylight on Iron Mountain

Daylight on Iron Mountain

Hardback CHUNG KUO

By (author) David Wingrove

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 254mm x 38mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857893459
  • ISBN 13: 9780857893451
  • Sales rank: 856,583

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CHANGE IS ON THE AIR: The generals of the Middle Kingdom await the decision of the emperor.The campaign to secure the border from China to Iraq has reached a strange impasse. Two blood enemies - Arabs and Jews - have united against their common cause. But with the lives of thousands at his whim, the exalted Tsao Ch'un, the Son of Heaven, cannot decide. Destroy the Middle East in one blinding flash? Or take another path? BUT THE WAY IS UNCLEAR: In the court of Tsao Ch'un, men of power have become smiling lackeys, whose graces conceal their fear, or their ambition. A man that can be trusted absolutely is a rare thing. And so, with his family held hostage by the empire, General Jiang Lei finds himself appointed to a special task: the orchestration of the last great war against the West. The total dominion of America. WAR APPROACHES: But life in the world of levels continues. No hint of war, or want, or discontent can infiltrate the oppressive, ordered society that replaces the world Jake Reed once knew. Since the first airships rolled over the horizon, nothing has been the same. His new life means new thinking, new customs, a new way of behaving, and with his every move scrutinized, Jake can only serve the bureaucracy of new China. But he is not the only citizen who feels discontent with the anodyne new order. Revolution is brewing in the 23rd century, and the Seven rulers are losing their grip on the citizens of the world. The high seat of empire is at stake as the epic drama unfolds - and every player is a stone on the grand wei chi board of CHUNG KUO.

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David Wingrove is the Hugo Award-winning co-author (with Brian Aldiss) of The Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction. He is also the co-author of the first three MYST books - novelizations of one of the world's bestselling computer games. He lives in north London with his wife and four daughters.

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'Imagine a collaboration between James Clavell and Frank Herbert and the result might be something very much like Chung Kuo... Smart, involving, entertaining' San Francisco Chronicle