The Thousand Emperors

The Thousand Emperors


By (author) Gary Gibson

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  • Publisher: Tor
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 234mm x 38mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0230748783
  • ISBN 13: 9780230748781
  • Sales rank: 495,530

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Archivist Luc Gabion has finally achieved his life's goal -- of bringing down Winchell Antonov, head of the Black Lotus terrorist organisation, and the scourge of the Tian Di's stellar empire for countless years. But instead of feeling victorious, the encounter has left him scarred. Forcibly implanted with a technology far in advance of anything he's encountered before, Luc sees and hears things he knows he's not supposed to. Worse, the technology is killing him, slowly. So when he finds himself investigating the murder of one of the Tian Di's ruling clique, the Thousand Emperors, he knows he's in real trouble. Any one of them could be the killer, and any one of them could have him put to death on a whim. Worse, the dead man is the architect of the coming Reunification: two great civilisations, separated for centuries by old enmities, are about to reunite in a new age of peace and prosperity. But it soon becomes clear that someone out there is willing to do anything to make sure that day never comes. Praise for Gary Gibson: 'High-octane action, terrific future tech and a superbly imagined alien civilisation ...a page-turning belter' Daily Mail, 'A violent, inventive, relentlessly gripping adventure' The Times, 'Gibson has produced a seriously entertaining sci-fi page turner' SFX

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Author information

Gary Gibson, who has worked as a graphic designer and magazine editor in his home town of Glasgow, began writing at the age of fourteen. He lives in Glasgow. His previous novels include the Shoal series (Stealing Light, Nova War, Empire of Light) plus the stand-alone books Angel Stations, Against Gravity and Final Days.

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Praise for Gary Gibson: 'Relentlessly gripping adventure'The Times 'To be considered alongside the leading triumvirate of British hard SF writers: Al Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, and Neal Asher'Guardian 'Gibson has certainly proved himself a name to watch' SFX