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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 ga ...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 stor
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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:]
Rob Markley
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Powerful and dangerous
Andreea Pausan
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another piece of the puzzle in the story of Chung Kuo. Devore's careful ploys are starting to unravel, new characters from America come into play, ambition and corruption are as high as ever, while the Seven's power is unable to stop the tide of change. People are not meant to live in a cage, they are more than the sum of bone and tissue and sinew: their soul is restless, unbound by the laws of flesh. And the planet-large white city of Chung Kuo faces the same problem as ever: overpopulation. In ...more
Graham Crawford
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Andy
BOOK 2 IN THE 8 BOOK SERIES.
Mike Rogers
A good second volume if a bit less comprehensive in regards to the world building when compared to the first.
Hristyuk Vitaliy
Things to come

Old Chung Kuo gone, it beginning to disappear, and new one taking it's place... What is lurking in that future? Who knows...
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Chung Kuo (8 books)
  • The Middle Kingdom (Chung Kuo, #1)
  • The White Mountain (Chung Kuo, #3)
  • The Stone Within (Chung Kuo, #4)
  • Beneath the Tree of Heaven (Chung Kuo, #5)
  • White Moon, Red Dragon (Chung Kuo, #6)
  • Days of Bitter Strength (Chung Kuo, #7)
  • The Marriage of the Living Dark (Chung Kuo, #8)