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    Son of Heaven (CHUNG KUO) (Hardback) By (author) David Wingrove

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    DescriptionThe year is 2085, two decades after the great economic collapse that destroyed Western civilization. With its power broken and its cities ruined, life in the West continues in scattered communities. In rural Dorset Jake Reed lives with his 14-year-old son and memories of the great collapse. Back in '43, Jake was a rich, young futures broker, immersed in the datascape of the world's financial markets. He saw what was coming - and who was behind it. Forewarned, he was one of the few to escape the fall. For 22 years he has lived in fear of the future, and finally it is coming - quite literally - across the plain towards him. Chinese airships are in the skies and a strange, glacial structure has begun to dominate the horizon. Jake finds himself forcibly incorporated into the ever-expanding 'World of Levels' a global city of some 34 billion souls, where social status is reflected by how far above the ground you live. Here, under the rule of the mighty Tsao Ch'un, a resurgent China is seeking to abolish the past and bring about world peace through rigidly enforced order. But a civil war looms, and Jake will find himself at the heart of the struggle for the future.


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    Title
    Son of Heaven
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Wingrove
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848875241
    ISBN 10: 184887524X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Corvus
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    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
    '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