The Middle Kingdom

The Middle Kingdom

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IMMOVABLE PEACE The year is 2196. The great Empire of Ice, Chung Kuo, has finally been shaken after more than a century of peace enforced by brutal tyranny. The Minister of the Edict - an official responsible for licensing all technology that could lead to Change - has been assassinated. The seven ruling T'ang struggle to maintain Stasis, even as their mile-high, continent-spanning cities descend into chaos. IRRESISTIBLE CHAOS Amid the chaos, the rebels responsible for the assassination seize the opportunity to effect Change. But the assassination was orchestrated by those far closer to the ruling power and this betrayal, the first of many, will lead them all into the world-shattering War of Two Directions. WAR IS COMING...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1848877315
  • 9781848877313
  • 147,133

Review quote

Awesome. CHUNG KUO carries the hallmark of legend. SFX Love, tragedy, joy... all human life (and death) is here The Times Colossal. A long-awaited, elaborately frightening vision of the future. Sunday Times Quite extraordinary... finally delivers SF into the hands of an English Proust -- Brian Aldiss One of the masterpieces of the decade Washington Post Excellent... with a well-imagined universe, well-executed characters and action that doesn't let up, this is Orwell's 1984 but on an enormous canvas packed with detail Toronto Globe and Mail Massive. Brutal. Excellent. Guardianshow more

About David Wingrove

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 - novelisations of one of the world's bestselling computer games. He lives in north London with his wife and four daughters.show more