The White Mountain

The White Mountain

Paperback CHUNG KUO

By (author) David Wingrove

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 24mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857898248
  • ISBN 13: 9780857898241
  • Edition: RevisedSpecial edition
  • Edition statement: Revised, Updated, Special
  • Sales rank: 205,012

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A City Under Threat The year is 2207. Currents of unrest and tides of innovation threaten to overwhelm Chung Kuo's stability. And some threats are beyond the immense city's control. When a lethal epidemic strikes the Seven's chief supporters, Li Yuan acts ruthlessly to wipe out the disease. But his actions incur far more fatal consequences for the rule of the Seven. A Ruthless Response While the Seven splinters, Kwibesi, the detention camp for terrorists, continues to establish order. However, rebellion is brutally contained inside the camp and a growing sense of injustice stirs in its guard, Kao Chen, who begins to question his sense of duty. The Seven are divided amongst themselves, and around them allegiances are shifting.

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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.

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Awesome. CHUNG KUO carries the hallmark of legend. --SFXm 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. --Guardian