Prayers on the Wind [NOOK Book]

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All humanity is at peace. The Diamond Library contains all wisdom, and has incarnated itself as the Treasured King. But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, a species bent on conquest, and humanity’s response is fatally divided.

At the height of the crisis, the Treasured King is found dead, and a dangerous new incarnation is born— beautiful, seductive, erratic, ...
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Prayers on the Wind

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Overview

All humanity is at peace. The Diamond Library contains all wisdom, and has incarnated itself as the Treasured King. But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, a species bent on conquest, and humanity’s response is fatally divided.

At the height of the crisis, the Treasured King is found dead, and a dangerous new incarnation is born— beautiful, seductive, erratic, and very possibly mad.

Walter Jon Williams combines cutting-edge science, Tibetan Buddhism, and hard-nosed political reality in this novelette, which was nominated for a Nebula Award on its first release.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013343153
  • Publisher: World Domination, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,136,651
  • File size: 299 KB

Meet the Author

Walter Jon Williams is an award-winning author who has been listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times and the Times of London. He is the author of thirty novels and three collections of short fiction.

His first novel to attract serious public attention was Hardwired (1986), described by Roger Zelazny as "a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars." In 2001 he won a Nebula Award for his novelette, “Daddy’s World,” and won again in 2005 for “The Green Leopard Plague.”

Walter's subject matter has an unusually wide range, and include the glittering surfaces of Hardwired, the opulent tapestries of Aristoi, the bleak future police novel Days of Atonement, and the pensive young Mary Shelley of the novella "Wall, Stone, Craft," which was nominated for a Hugo, Nebula, and a World Fantasy Award.

His latest work is Deep State, a near-future thriller set in the world of alternate reality gaming.

Walter has also written for the screen and for television, and has worked in the gaming field. He was a writer for the alternate reality game Last Call Poker, and has scripted the recent mega-hit Spore.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    This novella reminds me of Zelazny

    Great fun, odd and disturbing. WONDERFUL

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