Chung Kuo: The Middle Kingdom: Book 1 [David Wingrove] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Year is China has once again. Novelist and critic David Wingrove has been writing seriously since he was a and with some justification: his first published series Chung Kuo is in excess of. Mr. Wingrove has announced a publication date for Chung Kuo book The Stone Within on his social David Wingrove (@David_Wingrove) August 10,

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And third, the worldbuilding is a thing to be praised. A world grown corrupt and creaking is threatened by seeming nihlistic hot heads who really do plan to tear the whole thing down.

E della forza si fa uso From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If only the other books in the series lived up to the promise of this one All others are subjugated by the Seven rulers of the new Chinese kingdom and the Chinese government. Want to Read saving…. Like Star Wars, the series was then buffed up, updated and fleshed out to a special edition with prequels and much more, a series which sadly seems to have ground to a halt at book 8 of a proposed He describes the structures in intricate detail, describes what people are wearing, and generally lets the world speak for itself.

Mar 31, Ian Prest rated it did not like it Shelves: In fact, the most strident objections are raised over one sexually explicit scene in the book that lasts for maybe five pages. He is also the co-author with Rand and Robyn Miller of the three “Myst” novels. Return to Book Page. Feb 15, Ty rated it liked it. More news as it comes.


E la storia e’ complessa e avvolgente, oscillante con continuita’ tra l’analisi sociale e politica e quella dei sentimenti personali. Mar 02, Mark rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Also, there are two or three scenes that get really brutal and nasty, so I feel like I should warn that they’re there.

He is well-known as the author of the “Chung Chunf novels eight in total. Apart from that, it’s quite poorly written, and as science fiction it’s grade “Z” at best. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Chung Kuo (novel series)

They form a faction known as the “Dispersionists” and promptly ascend to power in the house of representatives to directly oppose the T’angs and their doctrine of static governance. Myst are worlds of adventure and awe, xavid mystery and beauty, intrigue and betrayal.

That’s pretty much what happens the whole time, by the way. I prefer to call this story as a soap opera in SF setting. I guess I wingeove felt like, if I’m going to wade through that much necessary world building, I want more back in return. Views Read Edit View history.

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View all 4 comments. If you’re looking for a sci-fi classic, I would recommend Dune. Come to think of it, maybe I should have said, “This one was a steep grind up a tall hill and a quick ride down the other side.

This is most winrgove in the way the plot can be described, but even in the above description, I just touched the surface of what goes on in the book. This is the first volume of a very under-rated although possibly ultimately flawed epic. chug


I probably have not read anything else in that particular vein since- I have always had a vivid imagination and the last nineteen years of the cold war were also the first nineteen wkngrove of my lifehence I do not need any help to imagine a dy This review is for the entire series, not just the first volume.

Jim Burns is widely known as one of the most prolific and wingroe science fiction book artists, and he has long been involved in the Chung Kuo series.

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At that point I was just done, and it was too bad because it was an intriguing book up to that point. Many live under tiers that have been constructed on top of the old world to hide the criminal element of society. Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo for a much needed holiday.

He started work on a new fictional project called A Perfect Art.

They are particularly loathe to allow any sort of Western influence to work its way into society. If so, I hope you’ll seek therapy and stay away from children.

Jul 11, Alex Prestia rated it it was ok. Books by David Wingrove. Or write to the publisher at info fragilemedialtd. But now I cannot rate this book beyond two star because the story is overlong and I was confused with so many plots.

Well worth a read.

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