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    The Middle Kingdom (CHUNG KUO) (Hardback) By (author) David Wingrove

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    DescriptionTHE MIDDLE KINGDOM. The year is 2196. After more than a century of peace and stability, Chung Kuo - the great Empire of Ice controlled by seven ruling kings, the T'ang - has finally been shaken. Lwo Kang, Minister of the Edict - the legal instrument that prevents change - has been assassinated; blown away while in the imperial solarium. As the T'ang strive to maintain peace through what many see as a stagnating tyranny - their seven great mile-high, continent-spanning cities descend into chaos. As a small group of European elite, calling themselves the Dispersionists, seize the opportunity to effect change, so others emerge, like the politically-motivated Ping Tiao, the Sons of Benjamin Franklin - rich sons of powerful men who wish to re-establish the American Empire - and The Black Hand, brutal killers from amongst the teeming dispossessed. But the assassination was orchestrated by those far closer to the ruling power; far closer to those in 'The Above', sparking a devastating conflict and the world-shattering War of Two Directions.


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    Title
    The Middle Kingdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Wingrove
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848877306
    ISBN 10: 1848877307
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    B&T General Subject: 720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC028000, FIC055000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Corvus
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "The achievement of a master world-builder." --"Omni"