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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The novel is set in a future Earth where China or at least Chinese culture dominates the world. View all 7 comments. Cheetham left, but Mr. He is also the co-author with Rand and Robyn Miller of the three Myst novels. Jan 12, Graeme Wyllie rated it really liked it.

In questa citta’ le differenze sociali, di classe e di etnia si sviluppano in chunh, con il paradiso nei piani alti e l’inferno in quelli bassi. To eradicate the other from history, the two great empires of Germany and Russia wage war across three millennia and seek to change Time itself. The novel tells the story from the viewpoints of a number of characters as they are swept into the unfolding struggle for power. The good guys are never on the verge of winning, and neither are the bad guys.

Chung Kuo (novel series) – Wikipedia

Wingrove has announced, via his Facebook page, that Chung Kuo book 9: It seems as though many of you, based on the comments on the last post, are planning on waiting until all 20 are out before collecting a set. You get a sense of City Europe and its orbital platform, from the treacherous terrain outside the city’s walls to the brilliant tiers and digital sky of the city proper.


The section on Chung Kuo art is several pages long and his write-up on the pieces is fascinating. Since then, David has hooked up with a new outfit and the Chung Kuo series is beginning to be released again slowly with some new material that David has written into the rebooted series of books. The Year is Between and he wrote over unpublished short stories and 15 novels.

I had to purchase them in used bookstores and also through the amazon marketplace. The pacing is set with the prologue, but then dives for a moment, releasing a lot of the built-up tension to have two new characters, different from the ones previously introduced, mess about in a wasteland for a few pages. Anyhow, if wingtove can send along a report or some pictures, that would be great! The supporting cast gets an equally complex coat of paint, in ,uo Chen, one of the two hired knives sent to assassinate the minister.

The Middle Kingdom

Aldiss then invited Wingrove to participate with him in revising his energetic history of sf, Billion Year Spree ; the result, published as Trillion Year Spree: Nov 27, Rebekah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It’s not science fiction or Chinoiserie, as it pretends to be; fhung torture-porn of the very nastiest sort.

Most of the book takes place in and around City Europe, ruled over by the oldest and most seasoned of the T’angs, Li Shai Tung. Chung Kuo is primarily set years in the future in mile-high, continent-spanning cities made of a super-plastic called ‘ice’. Sep 20, Samuel Settle rated it it was amazing.


There are a few truly grand-scale operatic iuo and science fiction novels, but these are for the most part the exceptions and not actually the rule. The ruling classes — who base their rule on the customs and fashions of imperial China — maintain traditional palaces and courts both on Earth and in geostationary orbit.

This is dafid first doorstopper of a book in a multi-volume epic; I believe I read the first three or so, years ago.

E la storia e’ complessa e avvolgente, oscillante con continuita’ tra l’analisi kio e politica e quella dei sentimenti personali. So the book languished on my shelf, through water damage and three separate moves to three separate houses, until finally I saw it there and realized that while it had remained on my shelf for about six years and a month, I hadn’t read it once.

For once, I was greatful that the author wrote a sequal.

By the end of the series the dramatis personae dvaid several hundred characters — most of them dead by that point in the storyline. To view it, click here.

David Wingrove – Wikipedia

Wingrove worked in the banking industry for seven years until he became fed up with it. The tenth volume “The Stone Within” was published 20 September In fact, the most strident objections are raised over one sexually explicit scene in the book that lasts chubg maybe five pages.

Once I stopped stressing about who exactly was who, the book clipped right along for me.

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