Monsters of the DeepPaperback CHUNG KUO
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- Publisher: Atlantic Books (UK)
- Format: Paperback | 336 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 241mm
- Publication date: 1 October 2014
- ISBN 10: 0857898272
- ISBN 13: 9780857898272
- Sales rank: 1,056,318
The ninth installment in a masterpiece of a series, perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin and Frank HerbertIt is 2209. In the ruins of Washington, the T'ang of North America, Wu Shih, confronts the powerful old men whose sons he has kept incarcerated these last 15 months. His foot on Lincoln's toppled granite head, he demands a pledge of loyalty. They give it, but unwillingly, and even Wu Shih knows this is not over. For almost two centuries, the rule of the Seven has put a break on change, keeping society stable, but now a threatening ferment of forces is at work. The Seven, once unanimous in their decisions, are split. Wang Sau-leyan, the resentful young T'ang of Africa, is the dissenting voice that might yet bring things down about their ears. While deep in the Triad-ridden depths of the earth-spanning City, a new and ruthless criminal--Li Min, "Brave Carp"--is seizing power, his fearless actions threatening to destabilize the whole system.
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David Wingrove is the Hugo Award-winning coauthor of "The Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction" and the coauthor of the first three books in the Myst series.""
"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"