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Chung Kuo - 2 Tomos - (Chung Kuo #2)

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Seven continents.Seven Chinese kings.A benevolent rule and a stable, sensual, high-tech society.But the T'ang overlords no longer control all three hundred levels of City Earth.Revolution is brewing.As the all-powerful Seven plot the boldest imaginable counterstrike, a plan to control the minds of all humankind, Chung Kuo speeds toward cataclysm, and the final game between...more
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Published June 1st 1995 by Sanchez (first published February 1st 1991)
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Chris Youngblood
Where the first book set up the world of Chung Kuo nicely, and set a decent pace for the events that took place, this book just drags . I can't describe my level of annoyance and disgust when, for example, getting to the 7/8ths point of the book, I saw story threads for Ben Shepherd just getting started.

Personally, while I like the concept of the world of Chung Kuo, I feel that a goodly portion could have been trimmed back. There are a lot of characters to deal with, and a large, involved story...more
Graham Crawford
This is a very slow starter - but once Wingrove ditches the dry intrigues and let himself start to love the characters, it turns into a page turner. I even had a bit of a weep. Wingrove is an uneven writer - but his good bits are worth skimming through the bad.
Brian R. Mcdonald
Go references: pp. xxxii-xxxvi,3,63,104,119,246,250-1,320,395-6,409-13,544,557-8. [US paperback:]
Andy
BOOK 2 IN THE 8 BOOK SERIES.
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David Wingrove (born September 1954 in North Battersea, London) is a British science fiction writer. He is well-known as the author of the "Chung Kuo" novels (eight in total). He is also the co-author (with Rand and Robyn Miller) of the three "Myst" novels.

Wingrove worked in the banking industry for 7 years until he became fed up with it. He then attended the University of Kent, Canterbury, where...more
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