By David Wingrove
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The spellbinding saga of the long run keeps within the 12 months 2211. The Seven T'ang, the ruling dictatorship of the sunlight procedure, is weakened by means of the delivery of a unique baby, and the forces of uprising and alter are spreading from the mega-cities of Earth to a secretive, planet-wide conspiracy on Mars. For generations the T'ang have managed with brain manipulation and groups of black-clad assassins. however the human urge for freedom can't be stilled by means of homicide or seduction. Now, as a mad, blood-thirsty ruler plots a coup from in the T'ang, Hans Ebert, his well-known face obscured eternally in the back of a masks, starts a brand new struggle for strength and love at the purple soil of Mars. Revolution may well ultimately unfastened the long-shackled lots, or it will possibly unfold unbelievable destruction adequate to point a world--and the hopes of all worlds to return. The Chung Kuo sequence brings destiny centuries to existence, portraying women and men stuck among nice powers combating for dominance...and longing for ageless passions for all that lifestyles holds dear.
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Author Name: David Wingrove (Born: 1954/09/01)
Author Description: David Wingrove (born September 1954 in North Battersea, London) is a British technological know-how fiction author. he's famous because the writer of the "Chung Kuo" novels (eight in total). he's additionally the co-author (with Rand and Robyn Miller) of the 3 "Myst" novels.
Wingrove labored within the banking for 7 years until eventually he turned uninterested with it. He then attended the college of Kent, Canterbury, the place he learn English and American Literature.
He is married and, together with his spouse Susan, has 4 daughters Jessica, Amy, Georgia, and Francesca.
Between 1972 and 1982 he wrote over three hundred unpublished brief tales and 15 novels.
He begun paintings on a brand new fictional venture referred to as an ideal artwork. among 1984 and 1988, while it used to be first submitted, the identify used to be replaced two times, changing into first A Spring Day on the fringe of the area after which ultimately Chung Kuo, less than which identify it was once bought to 18 publishers in the course of the world.
A prequel to the Chung Kuo sequence, known as When China Comes, used to be published in could 2009 by way of Quercus Publishing, which additionally re-released the complete sequence: "The sequence has been recast in nineteen volumes, together with a brand new prequel and a brand new ultimate quantity. After a sequence release in could 2009, Quercus will embark on an bold publishing programme that would see all nineteen volumes on hand by way of the tip of 2012."
He has plans for one other a novels, a a primary individual personality novel referred to as Dawn in Stone City and 3 very varied novels: The Beast with Backs, Heaven's vibrant sunlight, and Roads to Moscow.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/34410
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So Little Miss knew that something special must be up. Feingold was an easy-going white-haired man with florid pink skin, a pudgy belly, and a warm, amiable smile. He preferred to dress in older styles of clothing and the rims of his contact lenses were tinted a bright green, a fashion so rare nowadays that it was all that Little Miss could do to keep from giggling whenever she saw the lawyer. Sir had to shoot her a stern glance now and then when he detected a fit of laughter coming over her in Feingold's presence.
Suddenly it struck him that among human beings time must eventually reverse all the normal generational roles: that Sir, once so dynamic and autocratic and all-knowing, was now as weak and vulnerable as a child, and it was Little Miss's responsibility to guide and direct him as he struggled to understand the bewildering nature of the world. It seemed a little strange to Andrew, too, that they would be enacting this highly charged scene in front of him. But of course no one in the Martin family had hesitated to talk in front of Andrew for thirty years--not even about the most intimate matters.
You? " "I've opened bank accounts in the names of my children," Sir replied. "Nevertheless the accounts are theirs. " "Yes. " Feingold leaned back until his chair creaked. "Let me think, Gerald. This is all so unusual. Is there really any legislation specifically forbidding robots to own property, or is it simply assumed that they can't, because the idea is so far from the main stream that nobody's ever given a thought to it? I'd have to research it before I could give you an opinion. Quite possibly there are no such laws, precisely because a robot having assets is such a peculiar notion that it hasn't been deemed necessary to give it any consideration.
Beneath the Tree of Heaven (Chung Kuo, Book 5) by David Wingrove