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White Moon, Red Dragon (Chung Kuo #6)

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Chung Kuo VI: White Moon, Red Dragon sees the reign of the Seven T'ang in a time of great, bloody upheaval. The rebel leader DeVore, thought dead by his enemies, has returned and is readying a terrifying flotilla to fight against the T'ang, the dictators of Earth. On Mars, another rebel, the long-exiled Hans Ebert, is formulating an audacious plan to bring a lost African t ...more
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Graham Crawford
Yesterday I read an interesting article on io9 - a collection of quotes from George Martin, where he talks about what makes a good writer. He says writers are either "Architects" or "Gardeners". Martin sees himself as a gardener, he plants the seeds of his characters and watches them grow, never quite sure what they will turn into. That's the mark of a good writer. Gardeners are good.

( Great Quotes about Writing from Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin )

David Wingrove is an architect. He
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Brian R. Mcdonald
The Chung Kuo series had started as a grand sweeping narrative of political intrigue mixed with adventure thriller. It also included psychological studies nd romance, all adding pieces to the overall intrigue. By the end it became a confused mess. This volume, #6 of 9 [as planned] or of 8 [as actually published], illustrates the gradual devolution. Many parts, mostly those involving the plots surrounding Emily Ascher, hark back to what made the first three volumes great. Others, especially the M ...more
Barry Bridges
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Picking this book up where I left off, back in the mists of time, the characters and situations flew back to me as they appeared and I renewed my alliances and distrusts. Wingrove has woven a tapestry of many parts and they all begin to come together here. The ending was of a somewhat fortuitous nature but I forgive this indiscretion as it brings us to the next stage of the epic. Maybe one day I'll read all the books in swift succession so I don't "forget" some of the impotant developments. Book ...more
Vincent Stoessel
The vision was grand but the execution was poor. The series continued to chart a course without a rudder. Technically brilliant but the book didn't gel for me and the ending was ridiculous. For a few years it didn't see like this series would even be continued but I'm happy to see that it has. Maybe we'll have the old David Windgrove magic back in the next volume.
Mike Rogers
I enjoyed the change in perspective in regards to the Clay, but the books still feel like a collection of vignettes instead of a clear narrative. I enjoy it, but sometimes the plotting gets a bit listless. Taking a break for now, but will return to finish the series soon.
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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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