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China Mountain Zhang

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Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Publisher: Tor, 1992
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Genres: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Cyberpunk
Dystopia
Alternate History (SF)
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Synopsis

'I am Zhang, alone with my light, and in that light I think for a moment that I am free.' Imagine a world: a sinocentric world where Chinese Marxism has vanquished the values of capitalism and Lenin is the prophet of choice. A cybernetic world where the new charioteers are flyers, human-powered kites dancing in the skies over New York in a brief grab at glory. A world where the opulence of Beijing marks a new cultural imperialism, as wealthy urbanites flirt with interactive death in illegal speakeasies, and where Arctic research stations and communes on Mars are haunted by their own fragile dangers.

A world of fear and hope, of global disaster and slow healing, where progress can only be found in the cracks of a crumbling hegemony. The world of Zhang. An anti-hero who's still finding his way, treading a path through a totalitarian order - a path that just might make a difference.


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Character-Driven Slice-of-Life Novel

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  (9/17/2011)
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- wmfontaine
  (12/9/2011)
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