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The year is 2196. The great Empire of Ice, Chung Kuo, has finally been shaken after more than a century of peace enforced by brutal tyranny. The Minister of the Edict—an official responsible for licensing all technology that could lead to Change—has been assassinated. The seven ruling T’ang struggle to maintain Stasis, even as their mile-high, continent-spanning cities descend into chaos. Amid the chaos, the rebels responsible for the assassination seize the opportunity to effect Change. But the assassination was...

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Overview

The year is 2196. The great Empire of Ice, Chung Kuo, has finally been shaken after more than a century of peace enforced by brutal tyranny. The Minister of the Edict—an official responsible for licensing all technology that could lead to Change—has been assassinated. The seven ruling T’ang struggle to maintain Stasis, even as their mile-high, continent-spanning cities descend into chaos. Amid the chaos, the rebels responsible for the assassination seize the opportunity to effect Change. But the assassination was orchestrated by those far closer to the ruling power, and this betrayal—the first of many—will lead them all into the world-shattering War of Two Directions.

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"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

"...an excellent novel and series that I can't recommend enough." —BookGateway.com

"One of the masterpieces of the decade."  —Washington Post

"The achievement of a master world-builder."  —Omni

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440613862
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/9/2004
  • Series: Chung Kuo Series , #1
  • Edition description: Old series order
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wingrove is the Hugo Award–winning coauthor of The Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, and the coauthor of the first three books in the Myst series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    It became interesting and grabbed my attention

    As the the third part of the Great World City takes place, 100 years has passed. New people, some with familiar last names play important roles. It took a little time to become engrossed in the story and events, but once captured, l had to finish the book.

    Be aware, this portion of the City's history continues in the next novel.

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