Days of Bitter Strength (Chung Kuo, Book 7) by David Wingrove

By David Wingrove

Book Details:

ISBN: 0440507944
EAN: 9780440507949
ASIN: 0440507944
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: 1997-07-07
Number of Pages: 672
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The ultimate publication in David Wingrove's seriously acclaimed technology fiction masterpiece is decided one of the red-roofed homes of "China at the Rhine," the place former freedom-fighter Emily Ascher now serves as mom to the orphan boys of a war-devastated land. yet unto the folks of Chung Kuo, kids should be born, a toddler lady smothered and thrown away, yet now not but useless, and a child boy added right into a opposed land, but decided to struggle for his existence. they're a part of a brand new new release who will see extra demise than any who've long past before.

Although peace turns out to reign, the puppet grasp of a military of big androids plans one ultimate absolute destruction. And even if the nice T'ang, the dictators of Earth, are long past, mega company GenSyn remains*as does its excitement drug to be able to flip Chung Kuo right into a funeral pyre. Now the one break out lies in sending survivors towards new stars, or becoming a member of Emily Ascher in a conflict for liberty and a brand new Earth.

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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 technology 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 grew to become 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Between 1972 and 1982 he wrote over three hundred unpublished brief tales and 15 novels.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, whilst it used to be first submitted, the identify used to be replaced two times, turning into first A Spring Day on the fringe of the realm after which ultimately Chung Kuo, below which name it was once offered to 18 publishers during the world.

A prequel to the Chung Kuo sequence, referred to as When China Comes, used to be published in might 2009 via Quercus Publishing, which additionally re-released the whole sequence: "The sequence has been recast in nineteen volumes, together with a brand new prequel and a brand new ultimate quantity. After a chain release in might 2009, Quercus will embark on an bold publishing programme that would see all nineteen volumes on hand by means of the tip of 2012."

He has plans for another a novels, a a primary individual personality novel referred to as Dawn in Stone City and 3 very various novels: The Beast with Backs, Heaven's brilliant sunlight, and Roads to Moscow.

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In Al Iskandariyah she would follow a security escort, depend­ ing upon them for her sense of location until she was fully ac­ climated into the structure of the Earth Government. Then the balance of power would shift so that she would only receive guidance if she asked for it. But Ko was already her place; on Ko, she led. If the guard thought she needed a wedge through the crowd, he would call for support and then wait until the way was clear before al­ SOLITAIRE 27 lowing her to proceed. But she never had a problem finding a path on Ko.

Jackal found herself with Jordie, Sawyer, the woman with the soft voice, and the woman in the wheel­ chair, who was called Ng Mai and who expertly steered them to a noodle café about a half-kilometer further inside the complex. “Well,” Jordie said when they had ordered their food and were all cradling cups of green tea. The sun shone warm on Jackal's back. She breathed in the smell of soy and onion that wafted through the swinging kitchen door. “Mm hmm,” Mai answered. “Instructive,” the other woman said, her voice even softer through the steam of the tea.

I was delayed by an administrative matter. Before we proceed, I want to let you know that unfortunately Mr. ” She scanned the room before she could stop herself, as if Sawyer might be there, eyebrows raised with the rest of them. “Jackal, Sawyer's project passes to you. ” Jackal nodded. Great, more work. She wasn't particularly thrilled with Sawyer right now, but she wished him well. Surely this was not the first time that someone had been re­ moved from a class. Sawyer was a pretty good facilitator, but he wasn't on the team, not really.

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