The Deaths of Tao

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Editorial Reviews

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"At times treading close to outright comedy, this is a fast-paced sf adventure that is, if you look at it from the right angle, more accurately a political thriller posing as an sf adventure. Fans of the first novel will have a great time, and newcomers should have no trouble picking up the plot’s various threads as the story moves along. Great stuff."
-Booklist Starred Review

"The relationships between humans and their alien passengers continue to fascinate in this sequel to The Lives of Tao."
- Library Journal (November 15, 2013)

Praise for The Lives of Tao:

"A totally original sci-fi thriller that will have you hooked from page one with both riveting action and a sly wit. This is a story of human history, the hidden powers that have shaped it, and one man's transformation from complete nobody to a key fighter in the war for humanity's future."
- Ramez Naam, author of Nexus

"Filled with non-stop action and brilliant asides on the history of our species, the book is sure to thrill and amuse."
- Ken Liu, Nebula Award winning author of The Paper Menagerie

"Just your usual 'I've got an immensely wise alien in my head who wants me to become and international man of mystery' story. Which is to say, Page-turning homage to other classic SF like Hal Clement's Needle. Recommended."
- Steven Gould, author of the Jumpers series

"In Wesley Chu's debut novel you meet an unlikely hero in the form of Roen, an out-of-shape, self-loathing, under-achieving computer geek. He is soon transformed into a confident, lean, mean fighting machine under the guidance and influence of the ancient alien Tao, who has inhabited his body and is now working hard to get Roen in shape for an important mission - nothing less than to take on the Genjix and save the planet from an evil plot of destruction. This book is high-octane spy vs spy action with a sly sense of humor. Pure pleasure from beginning to end. Highly recommended!"
- Ann Vandermeer, Hugo winning editor of Weird Tales and British Fantasy Award winning publisher of Buzzcity Press

Library Journal
11/15/2013
Two factions of the Tao have discovered a means of escaping Earth, where they have been stranded, sharing human bodies in order to survive. The method used by the warlike Genjix will take longer but might destroy humankind in the process. The relationships between humans and their alien passengers continue to fascinate in this sequel to The Lives of Tao.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857663320
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 410,274
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 1.27 (d)

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    Having not read the first book in this series made this book all

    Having not read the first book in this series made this book all that more impressive to me. I was coming to the world, characters, and setting completely fresh and the author effortless made me aware of everything that I needed to know to enjoy the story. This is one of the things many authors struggle with when they write series. I really loved the characters in this book, both the good guys and the bad guys. They all were very real and relatable. For a science fiction novel, this book was incredibly realistic and certainly an exciting read for any reading it seriously. I truly cannot wait to read the further adventures of Tao, The Prophus, and The Genjix. My only problem with the book was that it had a bit of a slow start and for a sequel this is doubly strange. But shortly afterward it certainly found a descent, albeit slow pace. The story and characters were good enough to save it from it’s pacing. On the whole the book was very good and I can’t wait to read the next one.

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    Posted November 4, 2013

    Fantastic

    Better than the first.

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